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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

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
2oz. honey
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!

22 comments:

doggybloggy said...

you sly buffalo you...this is pretty good and I hate cabbage, well I dont really hate it but I dont like cole slaw...I would try it..and I would dog this!

Mona said...

when I make that, I also add beetroot and green bell pepper for an added flavor!

I hope you have a wonderful time!

Enjoy!

Odat said...

Very nice!! I think I'm going to try this!
Have fun at the party.

Peace

buffalodickdy said...

DogB- I thought I'd see if I could make something without meat in it! I actually am starting to eat cole slaw- if it's good stuff...
Mona- We had a green bell pepper, and debated if we should use it or not!
odat- I made way too much! I also forgot to put the sliced almonds in it...

Akelamalu said...

Hope the party is going well and the weather stayed fine for you Buff. Thanks for the coleslaw recipe. :)

snowelf said...

Wait... you're dining with the Mob?
Is it a pirate Mob? ;) If it is, I'm sure there's nothing to worry about...

now, if it was a Ninja Mob...

hehehe!

Have a delicious weekend!

--snow

Beth said...

Buff, this sounds really good. I love cole slaw, but I'm really particular about it...only my aunt's cole slaw will do. But I think I would give this a try!!

buffalodickdy said...

ake- Weather was beautiful, then windy rainy, then nice again in the span of 3 hrs.!
Snowniece- I think there was enough food left over to feed a crew of pirates! We brought home about 8lbs. of cole slaw! Gave it away this morning to friends and neighbors!
beth- The only ingredient that isn't working is the mandarin oranges- canned are too mushy and sweet!

Claudia said...

Am I the ONLY one who hates coleslaw. I do Buf, I really do. It makes me shudder. American OR Oriental. Bad Buf, yucky,yucky!

Roger said...

Oh sorry Buff I would have to pass, although it is a healthy food and I should have it, not a rabbit.

Bina said...

My God that sounds good, but holy crap, if I made THAT much it would just go to waste. I would have to make a much smaller amount.

buffalodickdy said...

claudia- Boy! Like maybe once a year I mention a vegetable dish, and somebody gives me grief....
rog- My wife fed the leftover veggie scraps to the bunnies who live around here!
bina- You can cut the quantities of ingredients down by a divisible number and have a smaller batch!

MarmiteToasty said...

I dearly love homemade coleslaw and this recipe is the dogs bollocks, Ive written it down and Im gonna use it cos it sounds wellabit scrummie.....

Hope the 'do' went well....

x

J Morgetron said...

I really like the idee-er of using water chestnuts in slaw.

Crunchy lovely!

buffalodickdy said...

marmy- People liked it alot, but you can only eat just so much slaw...
morgetron- Warning- next day, water chestnuts aren't as crunchy...bummed me out!

Bina said...

Oh Buff, I could tell you some stories about me and pryo time. Nothing PURPOSELY I've done, but like when I was burning a bunch of left over wood and twigs and crap, and everything looked fine, so I went to take a shower, came back out and the fire was to the dog pen, the pond, and ALMOST my house! Yea, my son and I were out there (I was in my night shirt) with hose, leaf blower and rakes because there was NO way I was calling the fire department and getting laughed at!!!!!

buffalodickdy said...

bina- Me and fireworks on the 4th are a well known pair around these parts! I usually too busy setting them off to enjoy them....

Claudia said...

Buf,
I so did not give you grief you goober, you want me to give you grief, I will, I am woman and I am SO good at it. Coleslaw is NOT veggies, it is vomit. Blech. So there Mister, take that! * sticks out her tongue *

Michelle Ann said...

I make asian slaw all the time...I usually add some chopped tamari almonds or roasted slivered almonds...

buffalodickdy said...

claudia- Well, at least I know where you stand on cole slaw.... I also now know about what time a month you have your period.... :)
michelle- The remix for the friends and neighbors next day included sliced almonds!

pinknest said...

ohmygoodness, i'd never be able to make so many servings!!

Tanya Kristine said...

i hope you had good weahter!~