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Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Fever

It has been chilly in Charleston, but I think husband and I both had warm weather and food on our minds.  We decided to grill turkey burgers and make some coleslaw. Now, I am a good southern woman, but I am now admitting to the world that I have never made my own coleslaw! Well, time to make my southern Alabama roots proud...make my own slaw. The odd/ironic part about this story is that I am VERY picky about what kind of coleslaw I like (perhaps why I never tried my own).

Turkey Burgers:
ground turkey breast
1/4 onion, minced
worcestershire sauce
Cajun seasoning (i.e. Tony's)
chopped parsley
swiss and cheddar cheese for melting on top

Toss it all together with your hands and grill! I topped my burger with spinach leaves, tomato and mayonaise

1 good sized head of cabbage
4 carrots, peeled
1 medium onion
celery seeds

2 tbls. cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup yellow mustard
~1/2 tbls. cayenne pepper (again, we always like the spice)

Shred the vegetables in a food processor. I just got one as a wedding gift and it is great (and fun, husband wanted to do all the shredding)! Put in a large bowl (b/c this makes a lot).

Combine the dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl with a spoon or whisk. Pour over the vegetables and combine well. I topped this with a healthy amount of celery seeds. Chill for about 2 hours to let flavors combine and cabbage soften.

Notes: The turkey burgers were great! I think I would maybe use a little less sugar and add a few ingredients to give a little more dimension and play with the coleslaw recipe. Maybe some pickle relish and half red cabbage/half green cabbage for starters. I have to say that it wasn't a bust and I'm sure all of it will be consumed. It is definitely a solid slaw recipe.

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