Saturday, June 28, 2008
Cole Slaw In an Oriental Flavor.. For A Mob!
Today, we are going to my niece's house to attend an outdoor retirement party for her dad. They are expecting about 120 people, so everybody pray for good weather! We were asked to bring a Cole slaw we make that has a distinct Far East flavor print to it. Others have been asked to bring salads, so I only made enough for about 30-40 servings. This stuff is tasty, and compared to most food I eat- fairly healthy! Recipe as follows:
3 head of white cabbage, cored, shredded finely
1 " " of red " " " "
10 medium carrots peeled, cut into small pieces
6 stalks of celery, cut into small pieces
4 cans of sliced water chestnuts, drained well!
1lb. of pea pods, julienned
4 bunches of green onions (about 20-24) chopped (I use only onion end cut at 5"long)
2 cans Mandarin orange slices, drained well!
Mix all that thoroughly, set aside and make dressing
3 jars of Marzetti original Cole slaw dressing
3oz. of soy sauce
2oz. red pepper (or regular) rice vinegar
1/2 oz. sesame oil
1oz crushed garlic
Season to taste with following: white pepper, celery seed, chinese five spice, and sesame seeds.
You may blend this together and put on salad immediately- then refrigerate, or refrigerate separately and mix just before serving. It is a thin dressing, so stir, toss, remix before serving. The picture only shows one big bowl- we made two of those!
Most of the folks attending are kind of rural, so I hope they try it before I have to tell them what's in it- 'cause if I do, they won't try it for sure!
Hope you are all enjoying your week-ends!