Slaws

We eat A LOT of cabbage, and slaw's an easy way to bring crunch and punch to a meal. You can use the flavors listed in the recipes, but all of our flavors go great in slaw. 


Alliyum Yapple Slaw

The idea of sprinkling Alliyum on apple slices actually came to me in a dream, which may mean, technically, that I'm insane. But hey—if it's wrong, I don't wanna be right.  You can also use Iowa Nice Spice for this

  • 1 small head of red cabbage
  • 6 stalks of celery
  • 3 apples
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and crushed
  • 4 tbsp olive oil or walnut oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar: champagne, sherry or any fruit vinegar would be terrific, but red or white wine vinegar will work fine
  • Alliyum or Iowa Nice Spice to taste
  • Pepper

Slice the cabbage thin or shoot it through the slicing disc blade on a food processor and place in a big bowl. Do the same to the celery and add it to the bowl. Slide the apples thin, then slice those slices in half. Lay the apple slices out on a plate or a cookie sheet and sprinkle them with Alliyum to taste. I like mine very oniony, so I sprinkle until the slices are flecked, and I can really see it. Add the apples and crushed walnuts to the bowl. Toss. Add the oil and vinegar. Taste. Add more Alliyum and cracked pepper.


Cy Slaw Two Ways: Creamy-style and Vinegar-style

FOR THE SLAW: Shoot some cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi, or broccoli (or mix 'em up) through the food processor's slice disc. Add now add something crunchy like sunflower seeds, peanuts or crushed ramen noodles. Add chopped red and yellow peppers and red onion. Grated carrots and celery work great, too.

CREAMY-STYLE: 
Blend 1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tsp Cy Salt
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp mustard
Toss with the slaw. Add more seasoning to taste.

VINEGAR-STYLE: 
Squeeze 1/2 a lemon over the slaw
+ a big splash of vinegar +champagne, sherry or any fruit vinegar would be terrific, but red or white wine vinegar will work fine
+ a big splash of olive oil if you need it.
Toss with the slaw. Taste. Add more seasoning to taste.


Asian Slaw

It's easy to adapt the Cy Slaw ingredients above for a more Asian dish. Throw in scallions, lots more carrots, edamame, some dry roasted peanuts or sesame seeds. How about a little grilled corn? Then toss in grilled chicken, shrimp or tofu if you want. Ta-da!

Here's the sauce:
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 cup peanut butter, optional but deeeeelicious
2 tbsp Cha Cha Lima or Big Bangkok
1 (3-inch) piece ginger, grated fine

Adapted from Alton Brown