Saturday, November 16, 2013

Leslie’s Dinner Party Coleslaw

This smaller, slightly different version of the slaw above is easy to make and super-quick! Both salads are a pleasant surprise at any gathering, especially for guests who’ve never tasted 
Leslie’s Dinner Party Coleslaw
a dried noodle salad. My friend Leslie Davis borrowed this recipe from The Johnson Lake Resort Cookbook. As I often do, 
I’ve tweaked it ever so slightly to reflect my personal taste. The resort meets my personal taste, too. A remote fishing camp partway up a mountain, the Johnson Lake Resort boasts two of the clearest, most pristine trout lakes in British Columbia, Canada.  

Leslie’s Dinner Party Coleslaw:

To Prepare the Salad: 

One 16-oz. (454 g) pkg. coleslaw mix
2 green onions, chopped fine
1 c. slivered almonds, toasted
3 tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
One 3-oz. (85 g) pkg. single-serve dried instant noodles (any brand)

Combine coleslaw mix with green onions in medium bowl. Cover and set aside in cool place. Sauté flaked almonds in butter or margarine. Toast almonds and sesame seeds separately from one another, stirring to prevent burning. Toasting time for seeds will be shorter than for nuts (see How to Toast Nuts in Index). Set aside. Moments before serving, break raw noodles into roughly 2-in. pieces. Add to slaw with nuts and seeds, combining well before and after adding dressing. Enjoy immediately - noodles should be crunchy, not soft. Serves 6-to-8.

To Prepare the Dressing:

1 spice packet from noodles
½ c. olive oil
1 tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt (do not reduce or omit)
½ tsp. soy sauce

Combine dressing ingredients. Pour over salad, tossing well. 

Pour coleslaw mix into bowl.
Chop and add green onions. Set aside.

Toast nuts. 
Toast sesame seeds, too.
Set nuts and seeds aside.

Use any brand of instant noodles you like.

Break them apart; set them aside.

Add seasoning packet that comes with noodles to dressing.

Shake dressing ingredients vigorously to combine.

Add nuts, seeds, and broken dried noodles to coleslaw.

Add even the last few bits.
Not too little, not too much dressing and … youre done!

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