Curried coleslaw

Pair this recipe with barbecue ribs and collard green & ham hock egg rolls from Jimmy Lee Hill, Executive Chef at Saffron Café in Lakeland Correctional Facility. The recipe was prepared for the Taste of Elegance Competition hosted by Michigan Pork Producers Association at the Michigan Restaurant Show. Chef Hill earned the People’s Choice Award for his creations.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Head cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 Turnip (Julienne)
  • 1 Stripped beet (Julienne)
  • 1 Orange (peeled and segmented)
  • 1/4 cup Dry cranberries
  • 1/8 cup Toasted pecans

Dressing:

  • 1 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper flakes

Candied pecans:

  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Butter

Directions:

  1. Mix all coleslaw base ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Mix all dressing ingredients together. Add dressing to base mixture, toss to incorporate.
  3. Sauté all ingredients of candied pecans together. Sprinkle candied pecans over coleslaw.

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