Friday, March 9, 2012

From My Kitchen: Cranberry Coleslaw

This is my 999th post, and I'm finding that pretty hard to believe! Since it's Friday, come on into my kitchen while I share a recipe.

But first, indulge me for a quick trip down memory lane, won't you? I posted my first recipe (for Oreo brownies) in August of 2009, and it drew rave reviews, so I threw out my favorite recipes from time to time. In May of 2010, I started to make recipe posts a mostly-weekly Friday feature here. You can find all my recipes linked up under the From my Kitchen graphic on the left hand sidebar.
This week's recipe is a new one I've just tried out. It was delicious!

I have a real love-hate relationship with coleslaw. I love it in its sweet-tangy, vinegary forms. I hate it in its gloppy, mayonnaise-y forms. Blech!
This cranberry coleslaw was in the latest Penzey's spices catalog. It's got a great tangy dressing, and the cranberries add a nice sweet-tart touch.

Here's the recipe:
Cranberry Coleslaw
6-8 Cups shredded cabbage
1/4 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 Cup dried cranberries
1/3 Cup each cider vinegar
1/3 Cup canola oil
1/3 Cup sugar
1/2 tsp. celery seed

In a large bowl, toss the cabbage with the onion and cranberries.

Note: For crisper cabbage combine cabbage and a teaspoon of salt in a colander. Cover with plastic wrap and place a heavy plate on top of the cabbage. (Make sure your plate rests on the cabbage, not the colander, to help press out the excess water.) Set the colander over a large bowl and place in the fridge for 1-4 hours, or even overnight, to allow the excess water to drain. Pat dry before tossing with other ingredients. This will produce very crisp cabbage.

Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over the slaw, cover and refrigerate a few hours or overnight. Drain off excess dressing.

This is perfect as a side to pulled pork or with anything you want to toss on the grill in the coming warmer months.
© Trippin' Mama 2012

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Note to self... read the blog before making dinner. Missed a good one! (That never happens!)