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Monday, August 2, 2010

BBQ SIDES: Tangy Cole Slaw

Part of enjoying barbecue is having delicious sides to both complement and enhance the smokey, tangy, spicy, and sweet flavors. Cole slaw makes for a perfect side dish.

We at Sizzle Grove like our cole slaw with plenty of mustard. Mustard, we believe, is a fantastic staple of awesome barbecue. Here's our recipe:


*Half of a medium-sized cabbage
(May substitute a half pound bag of pre-shredded cole slaw)

1.5 tablespoons mayo
1.5 tablespoons mustard
1.5 teaspoons olive oil
Pinch salt
Pinch black pepper
1 teaspoon honey
Pinch smoked paprika


1. In a large bowl, combine mayo, mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, and paprika. Mix well with a spoon until a consistent dressing is formed.

2. Either shred or finely dice large cabbage. Be sure to remove the tough, thick white sections underneath.

3. Mix cabbage into dressing until everything is well incorporated.

4. Transfer to a smaller dish with a lid, store in the fridge for a couple hours for all the flavors to blend together. The acids in the mustard and spices will help break down and soften the shredded cabbage.

Serve either on the side of your barbecue or ontop of a pulled pork sandwich. More side dish recipes to come. Let us know what your favorite recipes are too!

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