Friday, September 18, 2009

my coleslaw of many colors that my mama made for me

so i made a mess of my lazy man's bbq using a pork loin, no onion. let me tell you, that is some good stuff. it is so easy. i left it in its own juices, shredded the meat with two forks and doused on some honey bourbon bbq sauce. yummy. i had the idea that i wanted to try something a little different than your typical mayo coleslaw, so i scoured the net for ideas, grabbing bits and pieces of info. i came up with this oil and vinegar combo. i was not disappointed. i actually think i like it better than the traditional southern heavy mayonnaised slaw. it is crisp, crunchy and clean, not to mention colorful. i am already thinking about how to use in a panini. did i tell you i got a panini maker? heaven, i'm in heaven........oops, sorry, i digress. anyway, i hope you will give my colorful slaw a try. enjoy.
purdy color, huh?

beth's oil and vinegar slaw

in a huge bowl combine the following veggies:
1 head of purple cabbage shredded
3 carrots shredded
1 yellow pepper, either sliced super fine, or shredded with excess water squeezed out
1/2 sweet onion, do same as pepper

in a sauce pan bring to a boil:
3/4 apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
2-3 hefty squirts of your favorite mustard, i used good ole yellow
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp of seasoned salt
1 tsp celery seeds

once boiling remove from heat and add 2/3 cup canola oil plus 1/2 cup white sugar. whisk till the sugar dissolves and pour over the veggies. stir to combine and let sit for about an hour at room temp. taste it. you might need to adjust your seasonings, such as to add a tad more sugar. also, i add some black pepper at this point and then stick the whole thing in the fridge. the longer it sits, the better it gets.

my coat of many colors, that my momma made for me, made only from rags, but i wore it so proudly, although we had no money, i was rich as I could be, in my coat of many colors,my momma made for me....


Unknown said...

That is colorful and delish I bet!

lisa said...

dolly's slaw! the way i like it, clean tasting. i don't know who'll eat it with me, but i think it looks great!