Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Coleslaw with Fresh Dill

I had hoped by this point I would have some photos up of our vacation to Jackson Hole, WY. But, between the exciting week we had last week and tons of stuff going on this week, I have yet to find the time to go through them. I did, however, manage to get this post together for you.
I made this coleslaw on our very last night of the trip. I grilled some dinner for my brother and his family, along with a friend of my Mom's {hi Kathy!}, who let us stay at her gorgeous house our last night in town. I was inspired to make this because a few weeks earlier, I was shopping at Fairway and had some of their coleslaw. I actually had it on a turkey panini sandwich and was blown away by how good it was! The whole time I was eating the sandwich I was trying to figure out what it was about it that made it so had something unusual about it...something I wasn't used to tasting in coleslaw.
The little sprinkles of green in there gave it was fresh dill. I googled the recipe when I got home and found it right away. The actual recipe uses a ton of sugar, and I didn't remember it tasting overly sweet when I had, I cut way back on that. Otherwise, it pretty much tasted exactly how I remembered it.
While cooking that evening, I had an unexpected 2 yr. old nephew, Nicholas. I put the bowl of dressing down to take a photograph, and he walked right up, grabbed the rubber spatula and started stirring away. It was as if he had just graduated from culinary school, the way he stirred that dressing! He carefully and methodically wiped the contents along the side of the bowl into the center, as if he were folding egg whites. Then, when satisfied with the consistency of the dressing, he tapped the spatula on the edge of the bowl to get every last bit in. I was blown away!
Now, this is coming from someone who's boys help in the kitchen all the time! But, even my 7 yr. old and 9 yr. old don't stir with that expertise. My brother is a chef, who now owns a Deli in Jackson Hole and my sister-in-law told me that he helps her make pancakes all the time. They have certainly trained him well!

To make the coleslaw, begin by adding 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill to a mixing bowl.

To that, add a 1/2 head each of thinly sliced red and white cabbage and 1 cup of grated carrots.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup cider vinegar. Season with some kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste and stir until well combined. Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss again.

Let the coleslaw rest for 15 minutes,

and serve.

Coleslaw with Fresh Dill

Adapted from Fairway Market
Serves 6

2 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 head white cabbage
{thinly sliced}
1/2 head red cabbage {thinly sliced}
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cider vinegar
kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper {to taste}

Combine the cabbage, carrots and dill in a mixing bowl; toss well. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss to evenly combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If possible, let the slaw sit for 15 minutes before serving.
Click here for the printable recipe.


Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

Yum Kate! I love coleslaw... just made some last week! I'll be trying this recipe next! :)

Joanne said...

Could we possibly have a food blogger in the making? :P

I love dill in summer salads so to put it in cole slaw is a genius idea!

Deanne said...

Ok, you're killing me here ... I live in Pinedale, a little to the south of Jackson ... where's your brother's deli?

Ruth said...

Dill is one of my favourite herbs, but I've never used it in coleslaw before. Well here goes....

Rivki Locker said...

Just came across your site today and am so glad I did! This looks wonderful. I love the combination of red and white cabbage, and the addition of dill is inspired! I'd have never thought to try that. Thanks for sharing.

Susanna Carrillo said...

I made your cole slaw last eve. SO GOOD! Thank you!

M. Weber said...

I made this last night to go a long with pulled pork sandwiches. It was a hit! Everyone thought I was a genius adding the fresh dill. :)

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