Friday, July 1, 2011

Radish and Onion marinade

  • bunch of fresh radishes, ends cut off and sliced as thiny as possible
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced thinly
  • the juice of two good lemons (alternative is to use 3-4 limes)
  • salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or chili pepper powder of your choice
Rub onions with a bit of salt to wilt them. combine ingredients together and put in the fridge to marinate a few hours.

simple red cabbage slaw

1/2 large red cabbage head, outer two layers of leaves removed and bottom stem sliced off

1/2 large red onion

1/2 cup red wine vinegar (seriously dont use regular vinegar. If you absolutely have to, you can use apple cider vinegar, but it won't be the same)

few tbs of olive oil

salt or salt substitute mixed with salt if you're lo sodium like me

garlic powder

onion powder

fresh ground pepper

Shred the cabbage head as finely as possible or mince it. Don't buy pre shred cabbage in a bag, they have little "calluses" where they've been cut and it just isn't right!

mince the red onion and mix together in a large bowl with the shredded cabbage. sprinkle salt or substitute over it all and rub into the veggies. Let rest for five minutes.

add rest of spices and toss, then add olive oil and red wine vinegar and toss. taste and adjust seasonings as you prefer.

Optional- I didn't do this, but it occurs to me that a peeled and grated carrot would be good in there, too.