Sunday, August 27, 2017

Thai Spiced Shrimp Cabbage Coleslaw #SundaySupper

Spicy, crunchy, fresh and zingy, Thai spiced shrimp cabbage coleslaw makes a great starter for a picnic, barbecue or dinner party. That said, we enjoyed it as main course one hot summer night.

Food Lust People Love: Spicy, crunchy, fresh and zingy, Thai spiced shrimp cabbage coleslaw makes a great starter for a picnic, barbecue or dinner party.


I’m finally back in Dubai and trying to get into the usual swing of things, but we are still eating a lot of salads. It remains quite hot outside although my husband keeps telling me that the worst of the summer is over. I’m sure he is right but that doesn’t stop me from rolling my eyes just a little when I walk outside and my glasses steam up.

This week my Sunday Supper group is sharing recipes for Labor Day, which in the United States always falls on the first Monday of September, marking the last weekend of summer.

This year, that weekend will actually be a holiday for us here in the United Arab Emirates as well, as the faithful celebrate Eid al Adha, or the festival of the sacrifice, which honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, before God intervened and provided a sheep instead. You may have heard this one before because the story shows up in the holy books of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Here it’s a reason to feast with family and friends and share with the less fortunate.

Side note: Are you curious about my wonky bowl? Your eyes do not deceive you. It’s not completely round. At Wonki Ware, a South African enterprise, every piece is handmade by potters from disadvantaged backgrounds. I received my lovely bowl as a birthday present from dear friends and usually display it as a work of art on top of a small cupboard. Occasionally it gets used as a bowl when the dish merits special treatment. This Thai spiced shrimp cabbage coleslaw qualified!

Another recipe for Salad Month
Whatever you are celebrating next weekend, I hope you try my coleslaw with an Asian twist. And don't forget to scroll down for more Labor Day menu ideas.

Thai Spiced Shrimp Cabbage Coleslaw

Ingredients
For the dressing (makes 6 3/4 oz or 200ml)
1/4 cup or 60g fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sweet Thai pepper sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 1 - inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
1/4 cup or 60ml canola oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

For the shrimp cabbage coleslaw:
1 1/2-2 pounds napa cabbage, quartered, cored and very thinly sliced
4-5 sharp red radishes, sliced thinly in circles
3 medium carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 cup thinly bias-sliced green onions (4 to 6)
7-8 stems cilantro, hard stems removed, and chopped
1 small red chili pepper, finely minced
1.1 lb or 500g cooked shrimp
2/3 cup or 95g roasted, slightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

Method
To make the dressing: Grate your ginger and try to save the juice so you can scrape it into the dressing as well.

In a small bowl or screw-top jar, whisk or shake together the lime juice, honey, sweet Thai pepper sauce, rice vinegar and soy sauce until the honey and salt are dissolved. Add the grated ginger, canola oil and sesame oil. Shake well.


To make the shrimp cabbage coleslaw: In a very large bowl, toss together the cabbage, carrots, radishes, cucumber, green onions, chili pepper and cilantro.



Add in the cooked shrimp and pour the dressing over it all and toss to coat.

Cover the bowl with cling film or transfer the coleslaw to a sealable container. Chill until ready to serve. It gets pretty juicy as the cabbage softens so be aware when transporting it.

Toss again right before serving. Add the peanuts and sesame seeds and toss again.



Enjoy!

Food Lust People Love: Spicy, crunchy, fresh and zingy, Thai spiced shrimp cabbage coleslaw makes a great starter for a picnic, barbecue or dinner party.


Check out all the lovely Labor Day menu ideas my Sunday Supper friends are sharing today! Many thanks to our event manager Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and our host Em Beitel.

Labor Day Menu Ideas

Scrumptious Labor Day Sides and Starters

Delicious Labor Day Entrees

Luscious Labor Day Desserts

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