Friday, July 11, 2014

Wasabi Coleslaw



This recipe from Bangor, Maine Daily news newspaper, Aug 8, 2007 was something on the top of the list to try.

 The first time I had wasabi I had no idea what it was like. After that first taste, was hooked. They never give me enough when I ordered sushi. I always ask for more.

If you want to try a different cole slaw- this is the one.

Ingredients:

For the salad:

6 cups thinly sliced green cabbage (about 1/2 head)
1 cup shredded carrots
3 tablespoons sliced scallion greens or parsley

For the dressing:
2 1/2 tablespoons water
5 teaspoons wasabi powder 
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1/3 cup mayonnaise ( used plain Greek yogurt)
1/4 cup canola oil or grapeseed oil
Several drops hot sauce ( used Dave's Insanity hot sauce)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

 Combine the cabbage, carrots and scallions
or parsley in a large bowl and set aside.

 Combine the water and wasabi powder in a small bowl
and mix until a paste forms. Set aside.

In another small bowl, whist together the vinegar and
sugar until the sugar dissolves. Whisk in the mayonnaise,
oil hot sauce. Add the wasabi paste, and salt and pepper.
Mix well. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes.

Just before serving, toss the dressing with the slaw.
Serves 6.

23 comments:

  1. Chicken me! I love coleslaw but maybe add just a teeny pinch. Looks great though

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    1. You aren't chicken! We just like different things. I have a thing about lots of mayo in coleslaw so just want to find something different . I bet you would like the crack coleslaw!

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  2. Bob loves wasabi-he can't take as much heat as he used to in food..........think if I cut the amount in half it would still be too hot, Linda? It makes him SO mad that he can't eat the hot stuff he loves. I bet he'd go crazy over this.

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    1. Oh Carol it's hot. You can cut it but it's still gonna have some zing. I would let Bob pass on this one.

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  3. I LOVE Wasabi. I usually use too much and end up choking, but hey this is the fun. Gotta try this one. Thank you Linda, you are so brave to use so much hot stuff, but your stuff is HOT!!

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    1. Now Miss Myra- I know you will really like this. Just don't give Chase a taste (wink)

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  4. Thank you for sharing this delicious Wasabi Coleslaw with Foodie Friends Friday Party this week. We like 'spicy' so I know everyone will enjoy this recipe. I've pinned and shared.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

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    1. Thanks Joanne. Hope you like it as much as we did.

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  5. I've never had wasabi and have never seen it in the stores. Mind you that is to be expected since I rately get to the stores. I love cole slaw and would be game to try something different.

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    1. Angela- do you eat sushi? It's the little glob of green paste they give you with the rolls. It's spicy. Do you like spicy stuff? If not I would pass on this one.

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  6. Your Wasabi Coleslaw looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Foods of The World as we visit Greece.
    Miz Helen

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  7. I love wasabi and I love coleslaw so it only makes since that the two be combined! Pinned and shared. Thank you for linking with us at The Yuck Stops Here. Hope to see you this week for the new party! Please grab a party button if you have not done so already. Chrystal @ YUMeating

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    1. Thanks Chrystal- I can tell you this didn't last long in the house! I loved it and it will be on my list to make again.

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  8. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social, I'm looking forward to seeing you again next Thursday at 9pm EST at www.thequestionablehomesteader.com for another installment of The Weekend Social.

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    1. I'll be there Ricki! Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. See you again next week at Let's Get Real Party!

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  10. Thanks for linking up with me. I'm featuring you this week!

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    1. Jerri! WOW, you just make my day! Thanks YOU so much <3

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  11. I like wasabi. It's hard to find here, so I rarely have it. But when I do, I go crazy! I've never thought to add it to coleslaw--what a way to jazz up the old cookout stand-by! Thank you for sharing, Linda!

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    1. Michelle- just give me a holler and when I go back to the city I'll pick up some wasabi!

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  12. This would be a new recipe for me too! Thanks for linking up last week to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned it to the Bloggers Brags PInterest Board.

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