Best Coleslaw Dressing
What is coleslaw after all? Just shredded cabbage and at times carrot, poured over and mixed with a mayonnaise dressing. Yet the kind of fascination it creates for people all over the world in general and America in particular has to be seen to be believed. Coleslaw chicken recipes, ham recipes and simple sandwiches for barbecue can create a distinct show for you.
It is a head turner and a clear palatable delight no matter where you place it. Coleslaw dressings come in many different styles. There is something subtle about each of them. The variations can be imperceptible but the taste may change dramatically. I vouch that they all taste superbly well.
Go With Mayo or Leave It: Your Call
Most of the dressing varieties use mayonnaise. Mayonnaise can be thickened or thinned with use of other ingredients as required. If your hubby or child has a phobia towards mayo then you can use a few whisked varieties of it in proprietary and patented avatars. I have found them to be quite smart ones too and of course, they help in taking away the mayo flavor (handy for those allergic to it).
Flavor Absorption Is Important
If you use mayo and find your cabbage tasting a little too strong then it is ideal freezing the dressing for up to 4 hours before serving. This helps the cabbage to absorb the full flavor of the dressing. Obviously, such dressing tastes impeccably well. There are various kinds of dressings for coleslaw, which make a sure impact on the taste buds of those who try them.
Top Ingredients for a Smart Recipe
The best ones use agricultural mayonnaise that is not flavored or bound to olive oil. Of course, the taste in those cases starts to differ from the natural one and do not quite reach the mark. I need to come back to the recipe here: to the mayonnaise, you need to add 11/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. You can add celery seed and poppy seed or honey if you have a distinct love towards them. It is prudent to use a wire whisk for mixing all the ingredients. It helps in mixing them particularly well and I have often found that wire whisks result in coleslaw recipes where you can segregate each ingredient separately and find their separate flavor in your mouth clearly.
To the dressing, you can add shredded cabbage and carrot. Broccoli can be a smart variation at times. The dressing poured over the vegetables can be mixed thoroughly and at 30 minute's intervals prior to refrigeration. The central idea is to freeze the dressing so that the vegetables soak up the flavor all around its coats. There are various other recipes like Kentucky Fried coleslaw or the Mardi Gras coleslaw.
Boiled Dressing Is a Nice Variation
The former improvises pretty well even without mayonnaise. You can try boiled dressing and mom's salad dressing too to great effect. Boiled dressing uses double boilers and oily heating to reach towards the final preparation. It also has a bent towards mustard.
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