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phathead69

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anyone got a stepped up cole slaw receipe. i really dont better way to describe. maybe utilizing horseradish, wasabi or something. not wanting a blowout spicey hot but some zing. ive used cajun and rice vinegar with some success. welcome to ideas.
 
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Wife's family adds paprika for color on theirs and does the same on deviled eggs. I have found chili powder to be the perfect sub for paprika. I am kinda snob but new mexican red would be what I use.
 
Google it, I just made 2 jars with 2 different recipes and I saw some spicy ones but I haven't tried them yet. Good luck
 
I don't have an exact recipe but I like coleslaw made with apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey in the dressing. It goes well with pulled pork or smoked chicken. You can adjust the sweetness based on how sweet your accompanying bbq sauces are. The Dijon gives a good zing that isn't overly sharp. If you Google coleslaw and those ingredients I mentioned, you'll get a lot of recipes.
 
Those Asian Ramen Coleslaw are so good. I have made several variations of it and always get asked for recipe. I like to add a couple drops of sesame oil. Got to watch that stuff. Very potent.

Some thing like this

 
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My favorite way to step up coleslaw is to char the cabbage before shredding/chopping. Cut the head(s) into quarters and put a nice char on all sides, let cool then shred and dress as usual. It gives the cabbage a sweet nutty flavor that goes great in most recipes. I'm a big fan of making a chipotle slaw with the charred cabbage to serve alongside tacos.
 

He also has a cilantro lime that looks tasty.
 
My favorite secret ingredient in my go-to slaw is celery seed. Don't add much. Just enough to not quite place what flavor that is on the palate. Dill is another way to go. Kind of gives it that tartar sauce taste. Both are fantastic on fish tacos.
 
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Those Asian Ramen Coleslaw are so good. I have made several variations of it and always get asked for recipe. I like to add a couple drops of sesame oil. Got to watch that stuff. Very potent.

Some thing like this

We make this all the time but do it slightly different. The recipe I have is my aunts and OLD and called "oriental salad". The green onion is really the secret weapon. Totally agree a drop or 2 of sesame oil is essential! We use soy/asian flavor ramen and a few other teaks if the mood suits like a little ginger and garlic. Maybe a little Sriracha... CRAZY good. Not joking we do 2-3x per month here and we steam a bunch of potstickers to go with it. Not sure if plays well with BBQ but if might. There is usually none left but I think it gets kinda weak the next day so if making a small batch do not add all the dressing and reserve.

Cool part about the chili pepper thing is you add it to your liking and not the whole dish. I already dropped it but good chili powder on deviled eggs is killer if you like a little pizazz.
 
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So i used some suggestions from others.
mayo
hot n sweet mustard
touch of wasabi
smoked paprika
chipotle powder
rice vinegar
black pepper
thin sliced orange bell pepper
and little bit og green onion thinly sliced and diced.
everyone liked it n. thanks guys
 
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