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22 April 2009

Recipe: Jalapeno Coleslaw

I used to hate coleslaw with a passion. In fact, my father was the only one in the family who liked the soggy stuff. I also used to hate asparagus, tomatoes, and raw fish. Now I love all of these things, with the exception being tomatoes of course. I guess as you get older your tastes do change or at least that's what my mom always said. I never really believed her since she will eat anything, my brother and I call her the human trash can, but as they say mom's always right; in this case at least. Anyways I used to abhor coleslaw and and any other soggy green. I still can't stand cooked greens, but I do love coleslaw now. I also love anything that contains some heat. I am the girl that asks for the cook to make things extra spicy. My friends used to watch me eat wings with Dave's Insane Sauce and giggle thinking that my mouth was on fire; they were right, it was but every once in a while a tingly tongue is a good thing. ( I feel like I should say "that's what she said" for that last sentence). Since I now like coleslaw and have always loved things hot and spicy, you know that I am gonna love me some spicy coleslaw, unfortunately most restaurants that serve coleslaw make it the boring traditional way with cabbage, carrots, and a mayo based sauce. Well this recipe calls for all that and and a bag of jalapenos ( just kidding, more like 2 to 4 tbsp depending on how hot you like it). I first had this jalapeno coleslaw at Taqueria Del Sol where I sometimes go to get cheap fish tacos. Their fish tacos are one of my faves though the taco is slightly small. That's okay though since I need someone to do portion control for me. Anyways, I saw the jalapeno coleslaw on their menu and thought "that's the slaw for me". I tried it and I fell for it, now its my must have side when dining there. I found a recipe for the slaw on AJC and decided I should try it. It turned out fabulous. I know the recipe calls for a good bit of sugar, but the reason for that is when you taste this slaw the first thing you taste is the sweetness after you swallow then you should get a pleasant heat on your tongue. All in all delicious. Good eats!

Taqueria Del Sol's Jalapeno Coleslaw
9 cups cabbage, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup grated carrots
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp pickled jalapenos diced (add extra tbsp for more heat, I prefer 4)
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
Salt to taste
In a bowl, combine ingredients and add salt to taste. Make at least an hour ahead of serving time to allow flavors to meld.

*In place of the cabbage and carrots you can use 2 bags of pre-made coleslaw mix found in your grocery's bagged salad section.


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JRS said...

Thank you for your well wishes. It was so sweet of you. I'm looking forward to browsing on your blog. I love finding new ones to read and I'm going to need a lot of entertainment while I'm stuck on the couch.

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