Delta Coleslaw

by jerseygirl on May 21, 2009 · 32 comments

I am loving the NJ weather we’ve been having the past few days. I hope it keeps up for the weekend. Speaking of the weekend, it is the unofficial start of the summer barbecue season. We will be hanging with neighbors and relaxing at our swim club. My husband frequently makes BBQ and I make this great side dish to go with it. He is taking a public speaking class for work and today is his final presentation. Guess what he is doing? A forty minute presentation on the art of making pulled pork in a smoker. Here is a little peak of his BBQ. Sometime this summer, maybe I can convince him to be a guest blogger and give us the whole run down.

He needed some slaw so I made Emeril’s recipe. Once you make this, you will never need another cole slaw recipe. It is great for picnics and pot lucks as there is no mayonnaise so you don’t have to worry if it sits around for a while. The sweetness in the dressing really balances the cider vinegar and this is so good plopped on top of a pulled pork sandwich.

This recipe is so easy and if you want, you can cheat a little. Sometimes I get a little lazy and use bagged slaw instead of chopping up the cabbage and carrots myself. But shhhhh….don’t tell anyone. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! I’ll see you next week.

Delta Cole Slaw
(recipe by Emeril Lagasse)

1 head green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked white pepper
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
2 teaspoons celery seeds
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion tops
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

In a large, non-reactive bowl, combine the cabbage, bell pepper, onion and carrot, season with the salt and pepper and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour before proceeding.
Meanwhile, combine the vinegar, sugar, mustard and celery seeds in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir the vinegar periodically to dissolve the sugar. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat. Remove the cabbage from the refrigerator and pour the vinegar over the top of the cabbage. Add the oil, green onions and parsley, and toss well to thoroughly combine. Cover with plastic wrap and return the cabbage to the refrigerator. Allow slaw to sit for 2 or 3 hours before serving, stirring occasionally. Serve with barbecue.

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Stacey Snacks May 21, 2009 at 9:48 am

You should have your husband be a guest blogger and make the pulled pork! It looks great, as does the slaw!


Lucy May 21, 2009 at 10:43 am

Lisa, that looks so good, and I’m loving the fact that there’s no mayo! Perfect timing too!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Pam May 21, 2009 at 11:01 am

I love cole slaw but have never made my own – yours looks and sounds perfect.


Karen Harris May 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I’m always looking for a great slaw recipe for my husband. This is one more reason I love summer.


Mary May 21, 2009 at 12:37 pm

This sounds really good. It would be so much fun to have your husband be a guest blogger.


Melissa May 21, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Hope his presentation went well. So funny and awesome he’s doing it on pork!

And slaw without mayonnaise? Sweet!


Paula May 21, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Perfect timing … I have cabbage in the fridge and was thinking it was time for cole slaw! I love celery seeds … great addition! YUM! Oh, and I buy those bags sometimes, too! I like the one that is thinly shredded with long strands. 🙂


The Blonde Duck May 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Can’t go wrong with bbq and coleslaw!


That Girl May 21, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Very impressed.

Totally smoker clueless.


Camilla May 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm

This looks like a perfect coleslaw, Lisa! I am a semi-closeted cabbage lover. Emeril definitely knows his stuff (as do you!)

Sounds like you have the same great wether we’ve been having here in Texas–yay!


Culinary Cory May 21, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Tis the season for BBQ! The pork looks great. I’ve tried this recipe before, it was pretty good.


haleysuzanne May 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I love this! I am not a mayo fan, so I am always on the lookout for good slaw recipes that omit it. This one looks great – thanks for calling it out!


Annie May 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm

The coleslaw looks great! And by the way, I don’t consider that cheating. So what if you didn’t cut it yourself, you still made it yourself right??
I’m definitely trying this one 🙂


janetfaye May 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I love Coleslaw and this looks good.

The truth is I stopped eating it because I cut back on fats, so this recipe is perfect.


Donna-FFW May 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Sounds like a fantastic cole slaw. One of my favorite BBQ sides!


Debbie May 22, 2009 at 7:11 am

I love fresh, homemade cole slaw. So delicious!


kat May 22, 2009 at 10:04 am

Always looking for good slaw recipes!


Aggie May 22, 2009 at 10:27 am

I am a huge fan of coleslaw, love the stuff. Although the bagged cabbage mix (that I always use!) is convenient, it’s so much better when you take the time to do the chopping!! I am going to use this recipe, maybe over the weekend for our bbq!!! Looks great Lisa!!


teresa May 22, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I’ve been on the lookout for a yummy coleslaw recipe! This looks yummy!


Sara May 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm

That pulled pork looks amazing! So does the coleslaw. I love that the weather is so nice for grilling these days.


Jamie May 23, 2009 at 6:39 am

This cole slaw looks so much like my cousin’s fabulous recipe which I have long coveted (she is also a Jersey girl!). I will snag this recipe for a try. Just perfect! It is so coming into cole slaw season!


Heidi May 24, 2009 at 4:15 pm

What a great looking slaw. I can’t wait to try this one out. I love that it doesn’t have mayo.


burpandslurp May 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm

ooh! this coleslaw looks darn amazing! I love that it doesn’t have mayo in it…I’ll bet this tastes even better the next day!


Katrina May 24, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I don’t know if it’s the whole country, but the weather has been amazing! Lovin’ it! Awesome looking slaw.


HoneyB May 24, 2009 at 9:23 pm

We like to eat coleslaw on our sloppy joes – so I am imagining having it on your pulled pork sandwiches would be pretty awesome! I would love to see the pulled pork post!


Maria May 25, 2009 at 12:29 am

I usually don’t like slaw but this one may be ok. No mayo is the way to go, I hate the stuff:)


Bridgett May 25, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I love the fact that this is a light coleslaw that isn’t weighed down by a mayo. I definitely need to try this with the warming weather. Sounds delicious.


Chef Fresco May 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm

We love experimenting with coleslaw, thanks for a new recipe!


Robin Sue May 26, 2009 at 7:19 am

That looks like some good bbq! We did have rain at the end of the day just long enough that we could have 30 people in my house for a post bball party. Did it rain up your way?


Adam May 26, 2009 at 8:28 am

Thank goodness for coleslaw season. I honestly find few things as refreshing and crunchy to bite thru the BBQ 🙂

And having no mayo is a beautiful thing. I’ve never understood people who put it on everything.


manila houses May 26, 2009 at 11:54 pm

i do really love coleslaw its my favorite.. glad you’ve posted it on your blog


♥Rosie♥ May 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Oh Lisa this looks so good! I am going to try out your delta coleslaw recipe!


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