On The Side


I was tempted to include the side dish from our Maple Soy Glazed Salmon in that post but I did not want to jinx the foolproofness of the salmon.  Nope, not going to do it.  The salmon is foolproof.  The Asian slaw, not so much.  I had to play around with the vinegar/sugar/oil ratio until I got something that I liked.

So I’ll say this one is pretty easy but needs to be tweaked to your personal taste.  I definitely recommend serving this with the MSGS especially if you like contrasting flavors – sweet/tart, salty/sweet – the way I do.  The tang of the slaw contrasts with the sweetness of the salmon.  And the salmon itself has the salty soy sauce and the sweet maple syrup.

Excuse me but I need to rummage through the fridge and see if we have any leftovers.

Asian Flavored Slaw

Adapted from Bon Appetit – Fast, Easy, Fresh

  • 4 cups thinly sliced Nappa cabbage
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Combine cabbage, carrot, and green onion in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, ginger, and sugar.  Taste and adjust flavors as needed.  Season with a pinch of salt.

Add dressing to vegetables and stir to combine.

Can be made up to two hours ahead.  If more than two hours, keep the vegetables and dressing separate until ready to serve.

{Printable Recipe}

8 thoughts on “On The Side

  1. I’ve never been much of a slaw fan (i’m not much of a vinegar fan!) but Noel certainly is. So this one goes in the “recipes for when Beth is away” file.

    PS–This did not show up in my feed yesterday, so you might want to check your RSS.

    1. Beth, does Noel cook for himself when you’re away? I have a suspicion that The Mistah eats nothing but cereal if I’m not around.

      Thanks for letting me know the post didn’t show up in your feed. I’ll have to see if I can’t figure out why.

  2. The secret is that Noel cooks A LOT even when I’m home. He does a lot of our quick weeknight meals, whereas I do most of the involved things on the weekends that we then eat through the rest of the week. When I met Noel, I was living on Lean Cuisine–he really taught me the first baby steps of how to cook.

    He is however, terrified of baked goods. Our bread machine (which a three year old could operate) he won’t touch. And whenever I ask him to take a look at something baking in the oven, he runs!

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