Spicy-Sweet Asian Slaw with Pickled Daikon
Spicy-Sweet Asian Slaw with Pickled Daikon is a gluten free and vegan side dish. One portion of this dish contains around 3g of protein, 5g of fat, and a total of 197 calories. This recipe covers 11% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 8. The Fourth Of July will be even more special with this recipe. A mixture of serrano chiles, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 15 minutes.
Cut daikon lengthwise into 1/2-in. slices, then stack and cut into 1/2-in. cubes. Toss with salt in a medium bowl.
Let stand about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, to draw out moisture. Rinse daikon well and drain. In bowl, stir sugar with vinegar until dissolved, then stir in daikon, oil, and chiles. Chill, covered, at least 4 hours and as long as 1 week.
Drain daikon, reserving pickling liquid, and discard chiles. In a large bowl, toss together napa cabbage, onions, sesame seeds, and daikon.
Add 1/2 cup pickling liquid (or more if you like) and toss to coat.
Mix in red cabbage with a quick toss so its color doesn't bleed.
Recommended wine: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling
Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling are great choices for Asian. The best wine for Asian food depends on the cuisine and dish - of course - but these acidic whites pair with a number of traditional meals, spicy or not. The Essay Chenin Blanc with a 4.2 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 9 dollars per bottle.
Essay Chenin BlancThe Essay Chenin Blanc is a medium-bodied white blend made from South Africa's white varietal, Chenin Blanc. The Chenin Blanc gives the wines its fruit salad, guava and melon aromas and a refreshing acidity. Some sur lie on the less for a few months adds to the complexity and body. A touch of aromatic Viognier complements the fruit structure with some floral hints. The wine is perfect on its own as an aperitif on the porch on a hot summer's day. Chenin Blanc pairs well with a wide range of foods, especially sushi, oysters, Asian curries, sweet-and-sour dishes, and summer salads.Blend: 87% Chenin Blanc, 13% Viognier