Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Citrus Coleslaw

This recipe is one that Michael (aka Baby Cakes) found at HEB while picking up a few things on his way home from work. You know how they have a little kitchen and a "chef" prepares food for everyone to taste in hopes that everyone will fall madly in love with the recipe and buy all the ingredients post haste? Yeah, it works like a charm on my husband. I don't know why I am being negative I kinda do the same thing on this blog right? Only luring them (you) with words instead of smells and tastes. I guess in that case I am glad that that tactic works. Grin.

So Bcakes comes home with a few bags of groceries and can't wait to show me the recipe cards that he brought home, along with all the ingredients. Guess what I am making the following night, yup. These exact recipes, also see Shiner Bock Meatloaf.

I don't mind, I love that he has a opinion when it comes to food.

This recipe for Citrus Coleslaw was interesting. I did make it twice, the first time using thier recipe and this second time using my adaptation. (Here's the original recipe for those wanting it: 8 ounces cole slaw mix, 1 cup mandrain oranges, chopped, 1/2 roasted slivered almonds, dressing: 1/3 cup Cookwell Fin and Feather Marinade, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1 orange, juiced and zested. Mix all of the ingreidients together and toss with the dressing.) I did keep most of it the same, my changes were ommitting the marinade and adding tropical trail mix instead of just almonds. Do let me tell you though that this trail mix was mostly nuts and dried soft fruits. I didn't buy the one with bananas in it. I found that the dish was sweeter and had alot more eye appeal than the original recipe. In regards to the marinade it was a clever way for them to push the product but it was better without it. So without further ado...

Citrus Coleslaw
adapted slightly from the HEB version

8 ounces coleslaw mix
1 cup mandarin orange segments
1 cup tropical trail mix


1/2 cup juice from mandarin oranges
1/3 cup mayo
1 orange, juiced and zested
1 tbs. sugar

Mix the salad ingredients together and then toss in the dressing. Cool in the icebox until ready to serve.

This would be a great salad for a picnic. Perhaps some citrus glazed ribs along with it. MMMMMmmmm sounds tempting.


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