Monday, 28 December 2009

Leftovers - Curse or Blessing?

I love them - simple as that. Cold turkey and gammon with cold roast potatoes, cranberry sauce and pickles on Xmas Day evening and Boxing day lunch - Yum!
However after a couple of meals you need something to pick them up. A slaw of vegetables with a sharp perky dressing is great for this.

Half a small cabbage finely sliced (or a dozen or so Brussels Sprouts grated)
Half a medium onion - very finely sliced (red onions are especially good)
Two carrots - grated
Two stalks celery - chopped
One apple - grated (something crisp and tart is best)
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds (freshly crushed)
1/4 teaspoon salt (ditto)
1/2 teaspoon Szechuan pepper corns (ditto)
1/2 teaspoons carroway seads (optional but they work well with the carrots)
Glug of oil and juice of half a lemon

Toss the lot together and serve with leftovers, jacket spuds, cheese etc. I make small batches so it stays crisp. You can add yoghurt and/or mayo if you like your salads more gloopy.

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