Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Asian Cabbage Mango Salad

The recipe and idea are from skinnytaste.com
I added a bit more cilantro and topped it with some chopped peanuts and used chives instead of scallions since there was a big pot of chives in my garden.   So this is what I made:
3 cups shredded cabbage/carrot mix from Sendiks
1 mango, mine was pretty ripe
handful of chopped cilantro
bunch of chives
3 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 lime, juiced
1 tbsp  sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil

sesame seeds
chopped peanuts

We had this on the night Paul was grilling his birthday meat.  He made his famous grilled potatoes with feta cheese.   Those potatoes are so good, but it's best that I don't know the portion of butter and olive oil. 

We ended up with quite a bit of red meat from Paul's purchase of a partial cow from someone at work.  We aren't huge red meat eaters and ended up with a bit more than I thought we were getting.  When Paul's friend Jon was over today I tried to divy up the meat a bit more....but he wasn't having any more.  I guess you can look forward to a few more red meat posts in the future on this blog.

The red meat story....a friend of a friend is starting a Kobe beef business in Wisconsin with his website-less farm being named Hunter's Ridge.   I did grow up with my parents piecing out a cow that was purchased and allowed to graze at their friend's farm.  And Paul's family often buys a fraction of a cow as well.  We're just not huge beef eaters, so a tiny bit goes a long way at this house.   Make that...I'm not a huge beef eater...and I plan the menu, so we don't eat too much beef.  Since we received a fraction of a fraction of the cow,  the best compromise for me to be agreeable to this( I was afraid..and I mean afraid...that Paul would purchase some crazy large amount of meat).  And summer is coming, so some burgers will be welcomed.

We also have a friend who peddles her father's grass fed beef. I have gotten some beef sticks from her for Paul's great pheasant hunting adventure, but I haven't purchased any other since we don't tend to consume large amounts of red meat.  But, good for her...and her dad...for working on the small rancher beef.  That would be Novy Farms for all you Californians:)  Oh, and that website applies if you're out of California as well!

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1 comment:

  1. What a delicious salad! I can't wait to try it...