Sunday, June 28, 2009

CSA Recipes: Slaw (Radishes and Cabbage)

These gorgeous radishes are from our CSA Week 2 share. The share also included chard (bottom recipe) and a huge head of cabbage - that screamed slaw, for me. I couldn't find our shredding blade for the processor, but the new chopping-blending thing that we recently received as a gift (Ashley & Anne - you spoil us!) worked perfectly. And so we have...the first attempt at slaw. For a slaw recipe, I headed to Joy of Cooking and combined the "Creamy Slaw Dressing" (or use balsamic & skip the horseradish) and a few of their basic slaw recipes.
My First Slaw
1 Giant head of Nappa Cabbage, shredded
10-12 small radishes, shredded
4 carrots, shredded
1 orange sweet pepper, shredded
1/4 C parsley, chopped
  • Dressing: light mayo + white wine vinegar + horseradish sauce + salt & pepper.
  • Mix well and then chill in the fridge.
To be fair, after prepping the veggies with great enthusiasm, and tasting the final product, Chris wouldn't eat the slaw (he has a 'thing' about texture...and fruit). After it was mixed, I strained batches of the slaw (to reduce the water) before chilling. Had it for dinner...and I thought it was perfect - bright, tangy, & peppery.