Monday, July 19, 2010

Summertime, and the eating is easy...

Last night for dinner I made salmon, fresh tomatoes and homemade coleslaw. So colorful and flavorful.

Then Lyle made a strawberry and peach crisp.

Cooper was quite rightful to turn on the waterworks.

Don't ask why, I got inspired for coleslaw from the Lucques cookbook:

In a saucepan cook 1/2 c red wine vinegar, reducing it by half. Take off heat, cool 5 minutes, then add 2 tsp honey and dissolve in.

In a large bowl toss 1/2 head red cabbage, 1/2 head green cabbage and 1/2 a red onion all thinly sliced. Also add one carrot grated. (let's be honest, who buys a half head of cabbage? This is when I decided to double my recipe.)

Pour honey vinegar mixture over cabbage onion mixture, toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside at least 15 minutes.

In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup of mayo, 2 tbsp minced chives, 1/4 chopped parsley.
(oh yeah, and remember I was doubling).

Toss it all together, more salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe modifications: I would cut the cabbage head into quarters before thinly slicing. These pieces were big and messy. I would cut the onion smaller as well. Lyle suggests placing the onion in the juice of half a lemon on it's own before adding it to the mixture. He says that will take some of the "sting" out. I suggest adding the other half of the lemon juice into the mayo mixture. It gives it some tangy flavor.

It's really good, and I'm NOT a slaw person!


A Lewis said...

Oh yeah baby....right up my alley. Check out my post from last night....such great food in the summer!

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Jules said...

Mmmmm... when I can eat sugars again, I'm totally trying that. The crisp looked amazing too.