Over a thousand pictures, an enchanting week, the loveliest new friends and more wine and food than one could ever imagine.
Tuscany. The DaVinci Wine Storytellers Experience 2013.
An event that has forever changed the heart of this Chef. I have so much to tell you, to show you and new recipes to share with you.
While I’m making my way through the memories and photos, here are just a few snapshots I wanted to share; and my favorite cabbage salad.
My final post, including eight new enticing and delicious recipes, will be revealed on the DaVinci Wine Facebook page after the 1st of November. Stay tuned!
Ciao and Buon Appetito!
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My Favorite Spicy Cabbage Salad
This is one of those salads that can be tweaked to your tastes. A little more of this a little less of that and it’s perfect. I’ve given my basic recipe but feel free to prepare this salad how you wish. I also love this cabbage salad as a slaw for tacos. I use this one for pork, chicken and grilled fish tacos. Yum! Delete cukes and replace with thin sliced apples for fish tacos.
For the salad:
1 head of Napa cabbage, halved and thinly sliced
1 cucumber peeled and thinly sliced
1 bunch of cilantro, coarsely chopped
1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 – 3/4 cup mayonnaise
1-2 dashes Sriracha (or more to taste)(Sriracha is Asian hot sauce and can be found in most markets)
1 teaspoon fine ground sugar or dash of agave syrup
1/2 lime juiced (or more to taste depending how juicy the lime)
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk together the mayonnaise, sriracha, sugar and lime juice. Toss the cabbage in a large bowl with salt and pepper. Then toss the cabbage with the dressing and plate. I like to put the salad on a platter and then layer with cucumbers, cilantro and green onions. It makes a beautiful presentation.
If making this for one or two, I place dressed cabbage in salad bowls or plates and layer with cucumbers, cilantro and green onion. I have a friend who doesn’t like cilantro, This salad is just as delish without the cilantro. To substitute cilantro, toss in some sliced radishes or shredded carrots.