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Monday, February 14, 2011

Aged Red Slaw

Hearts In honor of one of my favorite days of the year, Valentine's Day, this week is all about red food. Well, red and pink and purple. Because red is also my favorite color. And what better way to fall in love than over food?

Up first, some cole slaw. I'm not sure why it's called Three Week Cole Slaw, since it's ready in three days, but maybe it's just supposed to be one of the great mysteries of life. Oh, and remember when I hated cabbage? Not so much anymore! And the red kind is extra good for you.

The original recipe called for a white cabbage and white onion., but the red ones are so much prettier. Waiting the three days for this to age to sweet perfection was not easy. It smelled so good. Honey and vinegar, sweet and sour, yummmmm.

I took to eating this for breakfast mixed with quinoa. But it's also great in tacos, or just by itself, by the spoonful.

Other than substituting the colored versions of the veggies, I used celery salt instead of the seed/salt combo and added some dried dill weed. Delicious.

3 Week Cole Slaw
makes 12 servings

1 head red cabbage, chopped
1 jalapeƱo pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup oil (I used sunflower)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 tablespoon dried dill weed

1. In a bowl, combine cabbage, pepper, onion, sugar and mix well.

2. Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a hard boil, then pour over cabbage mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.

3. Store in refrigerator in airtight container. Let stand at least 3 days. The flavor improves the longer it sits. Will keep refrigerated for 1 month.
Mix it up today and it'll be ready to eat by the weekend!


Toddy said...

Thanks for your comment on my recent post! Nice when writers from very different blog genres (i.e. you & food, me & dating) still enjoy and interact with one anothers sites. I can't say that I like cole slaw AT ALL, but that picture makes it look crazy delicious. I guess you never know. I'm glad to have found your site. My bf thinks I'm a GREAT COOK but thats only b/c I can make a very few things but make them well. I'll have to check out your site to keep him tricked!! hah! Cheers, T.

Paulette said...

@ Toddy: I used to hate coleslaw, but I love stuff that's sweet and sour, so this was a win.

So is Valentine's Day!! I loved your post, and the fact that your parents were married on that day. How romantic.