Mustard Grill’s Sweet-and-Sour Coleslaw

by Hilary Gauntt on August 10, 2017

Mustard Grill is our favorite stop for lunch when entering Napa for a wine country vacation. The locals have nicknamed it “the fancy rib joint with way too many wines.” I remember a curry slaw they were known for awhile back, but this one from their cookbook is also really special. Thinly sliced cabbage, bell pepper and carrots are tossed with a flavorful heated dressing, then refrigerated until serving time.

Last weekend in Lake Tahoe our amazing hosts at “Camp Stampley” served this slaw in a soft bun over pork that was slow roasted for hours in the Green Egg smoker. My mouth is watering just typing that last sentence. A perfect combination.

1/2 to 3/4 head green cabbage, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

2 carrots, grated

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. celery or cumin seeds, toasted and ground

1 tsp. dry mustard powder

1 to 1 1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup cider or distilled vinegar

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Put the cabbage, bell pepper, and carrots in a large bowl and mix well. To make the dressing, combine the sugar, celery seeds, mustard, salt and pepper in a small saucepan. Gradually whisk in the vinegar and olive oil to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 1 minute. Pour the hot dressing over the slaw and toss, mixing well. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Happy Campers!

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Melinda August 10, 2017 at 11:32 pm

I’m eager to try this tomorrow night – we’ll raise a toast in honor of your 44th, right?
Great looking group of high country folks you’ve gathered with!


Hilary Gauntt August 11, 2017 at 8:37 am

Married forever – just like the two of you! Love sharing our anniversary with you! xoxox


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