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Big Black Dog: Tyler Florence Fridays -- Texas Cole Slaw

February 19, 2009

Tyler Florence Fridays -- Texas Cole Slaw



I really not sure why I chose the Texas Cole Slaw recipe this week. I filed it in my TODO file and had planned on making it when the weather warmed a bit. Well we had a mini blizzard earlier this week and we're now under a Winter Storm Watch so warmer weather is not on the horizon any time soon! But this week I've been planning our vegetable garden so summer was on my mind.


The recipe calls for Savoy cabbage, which I just love. But this week the Savoy cabbage was so small, it's just not the season for Savoy yet. My market had Broccoli Slaw on sale 3 bags @ $.99 and I've wanted to try this slaw for a while now and hey I'm not passing up a $.34 salad! I did go lightly with the Cayenne pepper and I skipped the sugar and cumin...cumin and I just do not get along at all. But other then these 4 changes, I made the recipe as written. But one thing I would do next time is zest the entire orange and add it to the dressing. The extra zing and color would go very nicely.

Tyler's Texas Slaw was YUMMY! The toasted pecans and Granny Smith Apples were perfect with the chili orange dressing. We ate all of it...there was not one shred left. I served the Texas Slaw with my Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Almond Bread Crumbs. It was a delicious summer dinner even though it was 5 degrees outside!




Texas Cole Slaw
Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence

1 head Napa or Savoy cabbage, shredded
4 carrots, shredded
2 Granny Smith apples, sliced thin
1 medium red onion, sliced thin
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 bunch fresh mint, leaves only, for garnish

Orange-chili dressing:
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon hot water
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 orange, juiced
1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a large bowl add the cabbage, carrots, apples, onions, and pecans. Mix well and set aside.

In a small bowl combine the mustard and water. Whisk in the olive oil; add the sugar, cayenne, cumin, orange juice, and creme fraiche and blend well. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well to coat. Mound onto a platter and garnish with mint leaves.



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13 Comments:

Blogger artis1111 said...

I have to try this !!! Kathy

February 20, 2009 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger Natashya said...

Gotta love a good deal!
Your salad looks beautfiul!

February 20, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

OMG!! This so looks wonderfully delicious!! I am imagining tyler in that cowboy hat and boots right now, TASTY! Almost as tasty as your recipe looks!

February 20, 2009 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Everyone loves a bargain - and I love coleslaw! Putting this on the list of things to make!

February 20, 2009 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Debinhawaii said...

That was a good deal! Sometimes you need a "summery" dish or dinner in the winter I think. Great pick--I'm glad you liked it!

February 20, 2009 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger leanne said...

Wow. Cole slaw taken to the next level. Delicious.

February 20, 2009 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger n.o.e said...

I'm impressed that you can think of making summer food when it's that cold! But I'm still making soups and stews and casseroles and we've had pretty warm weather the past few weeks. This salad looks really good. Savoy is delicious, but any slaw is great for salad! Bookmarking this one.
Nancy

February 20, 2009 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

That looks good! I made cole slaw too, just my regular...
I am not a fan of cumin either...
You should have done Foodie Friday, Michelle...
look on my blog for details..

February 20, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Kathleen, I have your recipe for cole slaw. It is very good and one of our favorites!

February 20, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Anonymous karen said...

must try this one. i'm really picky about my cole slaws but i'm sure tyler won't let me down. yeah, you couldn't pass up that 34 cent salad! i love getting deals like that.

February 21, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

That does sound like a good idea, something good with burgers or fish too.

February 22, 2009 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

This does look like a wonderful cole slaw -- great photo. Love the colors.

February 24, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

Orange-chili dressing, how interesting is that! Yours looks wonderful...very inspiring, may have to do this one soon.

March 7, 2009 at 5:48 PM  

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