Super Slaw

June 22, 2010

Part of our Fathers Day feast, this recipe comes passed down from a friend of my sister’s mother-in-law and it was definitely a big hit paired with the steak sandwiches we served.  The colorful Asian-inspired slaw with a peanut butter based dressing was a surprising twist to the usual mayo based cole slaw we all know and love. It pairs well with just about any barbeque dish and the dressing can be prepared ahead of schedule, which makes it a perfect side dish for any gathering.

Super Slaw

Dressing:

  • 6 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 6 tbsp. vegetable (or grapeseed) oil
  • 5 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp. minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic

Salad:

  • 5 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 2 cups  thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 6 green onions, cut in strips
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Mix salad and toss in dressing 30 minutes before serving. Chopped peanuts can also be sprinkled on top for added texture and presentation.

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Fathers Day Dinner

June 21, 2010

This year was the first Fathers Day that I can remember where my dad actually did what he loves to do. Play golf the entire day!  Luckily for him, he has lots of women around that love to cook. When the boys were all done with their round of golf, they were greeted with a mouth-watering dinner prepared in honor of our Dad’s. This menu would work beautifully for any potluck, BBQ or simple gathering since most of it can be prepared ahead of time; we just happened to piece it together for this special day. Below is a recap of what was prepared, click on the links for all the delicious recipes. Enjoy!   

Shrimp Cocktail– recipe adapted from Epicurious   

   

Ciabatta Steak Sandwiches with pesto aioli– recipe adapted from FoodNetwork *add minced garlic to spread for a true aioli.   

   

Peachy White Sangria– recipe adapted from About.com *substitute peach schnapps and sugar for white grape juice   

   

Super Slaw with peanut dressing  

   

And for dessert,  A Lemon Mousse   

*This German recipe is currently being translated, but will be available shortly!  

   

Cheers to you Dad! Thank you for all your love and support. Hope you had a happy Fathers Day!   

Love you, Pops.   

  Dad and I (Age 1) in Lahaina, Maui.