When you have a bag of coleslaw, and you donít want plain slaw, just stir together a few ingredients for an exotic and taste tempting Spicy Peanut Cabbage Salad. This recipe is especially good for people to take to a potluck supper. You can easily serve it as a side dish or as soft rolls. It is also tasty as a wrap.
ľ cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of vinegar from pickled jalapeno peppers
1 tablespoon sugar
ľ cup Jif Chunky Peanut Butter
ľ cup Kikkoman Original Takumi Collection teriyaki sauce (no substitutions, please)
ľ cup finely chopped celery (about the size of the peanuts in the peanut butter)
ľ cup finely cut sweet onion (I use Vidalia) (about the size of the peanuts in the peanut butter)
1-16 ounce bag of coleslaw mix
Finely chopped pickled jalapenos to taste (optional)
Method for the Spicy Peanut Cabbage Salad :
Use a whisk to mix the dressing ingredients. Add the sugar to the vinegars and stir until it is dissolved. Whisk in the teriyaki sauce and chunky peanut butter. Set the dressing aside.
In a large bowl or stainless steel pan, add the coleslaw mix, chopped celery, and onion. Stir in the jalapenos, if you are using them. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and stir it with a large spoon or mix with clean hands. Put the Spicy Peanut Cabbage Salad in a covered container and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. This salad will keep for several days in the refrigerator.
You may use the salad as a side dish. Spicy Peanut Cabbage Salad pairs well with chicken, pork, or fried fish sandwiches. It is also great for using in soft rolls or wraps.
Basic Rice Wrapper Tips:
Rice wrappers need to be softened in lukewarm water. There are a couple of ways to do that. You can fill a large shallow bowl or skillet with lukewarm water. Then, dip the wrapper into the water until it is just moistened on both sides. Or, you can pass it under lukewarm gently running water from your sinkís faucet until it is just moistened on both sides. I donít like to do extra dishes, so I use the faucet method. In the beginning, I did use the bowl.
Rice wrappers have a smooth side and a textured side. After moistening, I place the rice wrapper, textured side down, on a large plate. Make one at a time. Have all of your ingredients lined up within easy reach. They should already be chopped or sliced and ready to use. Move quickly while making the soft rolls. You might want to have a moist paper towel to put over your soft rolls, so that they donít dry out.
Method for the Soft Rolls:
Moisten the rice paper and place it on the plate. To fill the wrapper, about an inch from the edge that is closest to you, add about two-three tablespoons of filling. Leave about an inch from the right and left sides of the wrapper. Lift the filled side up and carefully roll it. Keep the filling together using your hands to hold it tight. After you have done one complete roll, turn those sides onto the main roll. Then, keep rolling away from you until the edge seals the spring roll. Rolling soft rolls is a bit like rolling a tight burrito. It takes practice to roll a nice, tight roll. Keep in mind that even wobbly looking rolls are tasty!
Simple Rolls: Add two-three tablespoons of the Spicy Peanut Cabbage Salad and roll it up.
Chicken Rolls: Place finely chopped cooked chicken (I use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken to save time) on the wrapper. Cover with two-three tablespoons of the Spicy Peanut Cabbage Salad and roll it up.
Pork Rolls: Use smoked pork or leftover pork roast and cut it into small chunks and place the chunks on the rice wrapper. Layer two-three tablespoons of the Spicy Peanut Cabbage Salad on top of the pork and roll it up.
Use the above ingredients, but use a fresh flour tortilla instead of a rice wrapper.
Here is an easy sauce. Just pour the ingredients together in the order that they are given and thoroughly mix them up. How simple!
Sweet Teriyaki Dipping Sauce (makes about 1/3 cups)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons Teriyaki Sauce-Kikkoman Original Takumi Collection
These wrapped sandwiches are exciting to make and to eat. Let us know all about your soft roll or wrapped sandwich adventures on the Sandwiches Forum.
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