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Bon Appetite!

Fresh Apple and Cabbage Cole Slaw

Written By: Chris - Apr• 16•13

We were going to attend our monthly “Winers” group recently.  It is a great group of friends who appreciate good wine, good food and good company!  Each of us pitches in on preparing appetizers and wine to share.  Since I was not hosting on this evening, I wanted to bring something different.  Though this coleslaw could be eaten as a side dish, I had taken some left over pulled pork from the freezer along with a couple of baguette loafs and was thinking how great it would be an accompaniment to my pork!  It is a delicious coleslaw that has a wonderful combination of sweet crisp apples and fresh crunchy cabbage!  

I was inspired to create this recipe after eating something similar while dining out at one of our favorite spots.  Though I hadn’t taken a photo of dinner the night I ate the slaw, I believe that even if I had I’m not sure how much of it would have been noted because it is served in a very small ramekin along side of most of the dishes.  The version I had eaten out had a very creamy consistency and contained mostly apples for the body of it.  I wanted to create a slaw that contained more crisp vegetables and wanted to make my version colorful!

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Ingredients:

2 Cups Cabbage, cut into thin strips
1 Carrot, julienned
1 Crisp Red Apple, julienned
1 Green Apple, julienned
1/3 Red Pepper, julienned
2 Green Onions, cut thin
1-2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
1/2 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
Salt & Pepper, to taste

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This is a very simple dish to create!  Chop and julienne the cabbage, apples, red pepper, carrots and green onion.   Sprinkle fresh lemon juice on apples to avoid browning while you prepare the dressing.

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Combine the mayonnaise, brown sugar, vinegars and cayenne pepper.  Add salt & pepper to taste.

Mix well with tossed vegetables and chill.  We enjoyed this slaw on top of small crustini’s topped with the seasoned pulled pork.  The crisp, sweet and sour slaw tasted perfect with the rich, smokey and pork on the crunchy toast!  A perfect appetizer along with the other eats!!

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Enjoy!

Cheers!
~Chris

 

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