Monday, June 1, 2015

Chipotle Lime Red Cabbage

The great thing about this recipe is that it's good cooked or raw.  

Chipotle Lime Red Cabbage -

Chipotle Lime Red Cabbage 
6 – 8 Servings

2 – 3 tablespoons grape seed oil
1 small onion, sliced thin
3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
2 small chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped fine
1 medium head red cabbage, sliced thin or shredded
1 lime or lemon, juiced
¼ cup water
1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Method - Cooked
In a large sauce pan or wok, heat the oil, add the onions, garlic, and peppers and sauté until onions are translucent.
Add the cabbage and lime/lemon juice and mix thoroughly.
Add the water and salt and cook until cabbage is wilted approximately 6 minutes.
Remove from heat and mix in the chopped cilantro.  Cover and it  let sit another 10 minutes.

Method - Raw
Combine the oil, chipotle peppers, lime/lemon juice, water and  1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender and puree until smooth and creamy.  Drizzle in a little more oil to thicken.
In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, onions, garlic, cilantro and 1/2 teaspoon salt .  Pour in the dressing you just mixed above and mix thoroughly.
Let salad sit 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving.  The longer the dressing marinates the salad, the better it will taste.  Marinating over night is ideal. Since raw cabbage is such a firm vegetable, it will remain firm for a few days.

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