Thursday, May 8, 2008

Asian Cole Slaw

My mother in law went to a party or a lunch or a something one time and she brought home this Asian Cole Slaw from her friend Tracy. (Who I will get to meet at the upcoming baby shower - and you better believe that I will let this woman touch the belly because this slaw is SO good.) So I tweaked it slightly from the original recipe but it's pretty much intact.

Asian Cole Slaw

What you need:
1 bag shredded Cole Slaw Mix
1 package Chinese noodles (you can use Ramien Noodles)
1/2 c Toasted Almond pieces (you don't want the slivers you want something with a good crunch)
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Rice Wine Vinegar (seasoned)
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil (I use Cannola)
3 Tablespoons Agave Syrup (or you can use 5 Tablespoons of White Sugar - I try to stay away from the white sugar though)

What you do:

  1. Put the noodles in a bowl and crunch up (you're not cooking them) so make sure there aren't big chunks of noodles
    Asian Slaw - Step One
  2. Layer the coleslaw, green onions and almonds on top.
    Asian Slaw - Step Two
  3. Pour the liquids on top of that and cover with saran wrap.
    Asian Slaw - Step Four
  4. Give it a little shake (make sure your saran wrap is secure - or better yet, use a bowl with a lid, something I never seem to remember). You want the noodles to be mostly at the bottom because they need to take in the most liquid so don't go to crazy.
    Asian Slaw - Step One and a half
  5. Store overnight in the fridge to marinate.
    Asian Slaw - Step Five
  6. Stir in the morning - it will have shrunken down in the bowl quite a bit. I find that I sometimes need to add another splash of vinegar and water depending on the noodle I use.
    Cole Slaw Finished
It's REALLY yummy, fresh and it's so fantastic really cold. I've taken this to a couple of picnics and everyone loves it - it's also great on pulled pork (which I think I'll post sometime soon) and throw in some grilled chicken and it's a meal.


AndreAnna said...

Can you come make this for me, because now I want it with that Shrimp Pineapple thing from Pioneer Woman and can't get to the store due to The Great Snotfest.


Wendi said...

Yummy! And now I'll wait patiently for the pulled pork recipe. :)

noble pig said...

Looks lovely. I adore a good slaw.

Cate said...

Sounds perfect for warm weather ... if it ever comes back!

Michelle Smiles said...

I make something almost exactly like this only I add chicken and a few other things and use sunflower seeds (just my preference). My husband can't get enough of this sweet-savory flavor combo. It is in my archives somewhere.