Weekend cooking – Spicy Peach Coleslaw (video)

I really love coleslaw but don’t make it enough. It’s not something that I see much (or ever) over here so when I’m in the US, I try to get my fill. A side of ‘slaw with BBQ is too good to pass up.

In this recipe, summer peaches are sliced and added along with a bit of chili sauce. Since this is the season for peaches, it’s always fun finding new ways to prepare them or include them in meals. My personal favorite is roasted peaches with grilled duck breast but this would be a pretty good side for the duck cooked on the BBQ.

Any other peach options out there, besides just eating them raw or in a salad with watermelon? Let me know on Twitter if you have ideas. I’m going to have fresh peaches everywhere around me in another week so I’m keen to try something new. Thanks!


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  • mirth

    Peach cobbler is a good example of how to make your own heaven.

  • mirth

    The best way to prepare peaches is rinsed in water, then take a big bite till juice runs down your chin, but if I dress them up, your way is the way I do it. Mmm Mmm Mmmmm. A scoop of that on homemade granola makes a great breakfast. Sour cream peach pie is very close to orgasmic – I get invited to summer picnics mostly because I always bring one.

    Mike_in_the_Tundra below is so right about peach salsa. Juicy-sweet with a bit of mellow fire. Perfect combination. Great on a burger and poached eggs and just about anything else. Made with green chilies is a super treatment for summer allergies affecting the sinuses.

    Combining into coleslaw? Never thought of doing that, but the pic looks wicked appetizing.

  • emjayay

    Papayas are a lot easier.

  • Monoceros Forth

    I love the taste of mango but I will never handle them in the kitchen again. Somehow I managed to avoid stabbing myself in the hand the last time I tried but I’m not going to risk it again.

  • emjayay

    Annoying maybe, but technically not Valley Girl. His tone goes down at the end of the sentence, after going up. Real Valley Girl wouldn’t go down at the end, but continue up right to the question mark at the end of every sentence. I don’t know what he looks like but I’m hearing more like postive thinking hippie accent.

    Anyway, he does include some interesting ingredient choices like rice not cider vinegar. But I don’t think he quite ever identified the mayo-like substance. And some good little technique tips.

  • emjayay

    We get them here you know.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Another simple classic is peaches and cream. Mix sour cream in a bowl, add brown sugar and vanilla—-can add a little milk if too thick. Marinate for some hours. ..Great by itself or as a topping of gingerbread.

  • unrepentant_expat

    if you are in the tropics, mangoes are a great substitute for peaches in many recipes.

  • Tatts

    It may be a good recipe, but oh, my, god, what an annoying manner of speaking he has! The valley-girl upending on the sentences, the forced enthusiasm–painful.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Hmmm. I’m not sure about this. I love the peaches that are available right now, and I do like coleslaw. There is a peach salsa that’s produced locally that I like on veggie burgers. It’s a great salsa, but I just don’t know if I want to use fresh peaches in any way besides right out of the hand.

  • olandp

    Athough I’ve never made it, I love a peach cobbler.

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