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Semi-Creamy Coleslaw

20 minutes prep and assembly
20 minutes total

Makes 6 - 8 servings

I've been making this coleslaw for more than 30 years.

Some members of our big, blended family liked mayo, some didn't. So I made a simple vinaigrette and added a discreet dollop of mayo. It added a little body and a touch of creaminess, and everybody liked it.

Lately I’ve been adding a splash of shio koji. This mix of rice, salt, and koji, the fungus used to make miso and soy sauce, adds a salty-sweet umami flavor that enhances almost anything. But you can leave it out and the coleslaw will still be delicious.

What you'll need

Ingredients

For the shopping list

1/2

head green cabbage, finely chopped (see below)

1 teaspoon of

sugar

From our shop

$7 - Olhão - Portugal

optional

$10 - Nagano - Japan

Liquid Shio Koji

$13 - Napa - California

Gravenstein Apple Cider Vinegar

$18 - Ghana

Ashanti Peppercorns
Out of stock
3 tablespoons of Madre Terra

$18 - Sicily - Italy

Madre Terra

$10 - Greenville - South Carolina

Mayo
optional

$6 - Osaka - Japan

Salty Black Sesame Seeds

Equipment

From the kitchen

1

Large Mixing Bowl

1

Chef Knife

1

Cutting Board

Whisk

From our shop

$14 - Portland - Oregon

Natural Wood Handle French Whip

$7 - Saltillo - Mexico

Enamelware Serving Spoon
What you'll have to do

Step 1

Cut the half green cabbage through the core, then make an angled cut through each piece to cut out the central core. Cut the core about 5 or 6 thin slices, then chop the slices even smaller.

Step 2

Set each quarter on a flat side and slice thinly, then turn the slices 90 degrees and slice thinly again. You want thin, small pieces.

Step 3

In a bowl large enough to hold the cabbage, dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and 1 tablespoon of shio koji (if using) in 2 tablespoons of vinegar, then add 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper and stir in 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Step 4

Add the cabbage and toss well, then add 3 tablespoons of mayo and toss again. Taste and add salt if needed. We like this best after it sits for an hour or two.

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Sauces & Condiments

Liquid Shio Koji

HanamarukiNagano - Japan
$10
Gravenstein Apple Cider Vinegar
Vinegar

Gravenstein Apple Cider Vinegar

KatzNapa - California
$13
Mayo
Sauces & Condiments

Mayo

Duke’sGreenville - South Carolina
$10
Fine Sea Salt
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Fine Sea Salt

NectonOlhão - Portugal
$7
Ashanti Peppercorns
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Ashanti Peppercorns

Brady WeberGhana
$18
Out of stock
Madre Terra
Olive Oil

Madre Terra

Madre TerraSicily - Italy
$18
Salty Black Sesame Seeds
Crackers, Snacks, & Nuts

Salty Black Sesame Seeds

WadamanOsaka - Japan
$6

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