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pimp my slaw


pimp my slaw

RECIPE: Pimp my slaw 

cole slaw needn't be a bore. pimp your slaw with leftover pieces of fish with a story and a winning zesty, herbed dressing.


Serves: 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

Works well with: any Fish With A Story – plate-sized fish, yellowtail, jacopever, bream, silver, kob, snoek, harders etc.

Quick eats, Leftovers


½ cabbage, red or white

1–2 carrots

1-2 pickled or red onion, to taste

2–3 gherkins, diced

sprinkling of capers, optional

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1–2 tsp dijon mustard

a little crushed garlic

squeeze of lemon

handful of herbs of choice: parsley, dill, mint


  1. Grate half a cabbage with a carrot or two. Tip into a bowl.

  2. Shred in leftover pieces of cooked Fish With A Story, carefully removing any bones along the way.

  3. Stir in some diced pickled onion or red onion with 2–3 diced gherkins, some capers if you have.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk a spoon of your favourite mayonnaise with a teaspoon or two of dijon mustard, some crushed garlic and a good squeeze of lemon.

  5. Chop in some parsley, dill or mint with a good drizzle of olive oil.

  6. Stir this dressing into the salad and enjoy as is or in a wrap or roti!

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