So how was everyone’s Pi day? Did you enjoy a slice of lemon meringue, perhaps? Or French silk? I may or may not have had a flippin’ awesome slice of salted caramel apple. But I’m not telling. 😉
It’s been warmer than average up here lately, but apparently that’s all about to change. There’s rain in the forecast most of the week, and now it looks like I’m going to have to get out my heavier coat again. Well, if it’s going to be chilly again I’m going to need a little something spicy to warm me up.
I love coleslaw. Generally I don’t go for the heavy on the mayo variety because that’s what I had a lot growing up, but some summer days I still really get a craving for it. I also really like the vinegary kind. But lately I’ve wanted something a little bit different, and this definitely hit the spot.
I was recently at World Market, aka the best place to buy British candy, when I came across kimchi hot sauce. Now, I like kimchi, but I had never heard of kimchi hot sauce before. Has anyone else heard of this before? Am I just late to the party? 😀 Anyway, I knew immediately that I wanted to use this in a coleslaw. Add some toasted almonds and sweet raisins and what more could you ask for? This whole recipe takes about five minutes to put together. Woohoo!
So…this kimchi hot sauce…let’s just say this is some CRAZY stuff. I love spicy foods. I’m a devoted fan of sriracha. But this might be the most crazy spicy hot sauce that I’ve ever had. Since I have a pretty strong spicy temperament the first time I tried it I just put some on a spoon and took it like medicine. YOWZA. Let’s just say a little goes a long way. If you’re a fan of spicy wings this might be a great hot sauce for that.
If you can’t find this anywhere just use your favorite spicy hot sauce. It won’t have that kimchi tang, but it will still be awesome. Once the hot sauce is diluted down in the Greek yogurt it takes on a nice mild heat that builds and builds a little more with each bite. Perfect as a little something different for Easter, perhaps?
- 1 16 oz bag coleslaw mix
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup toasted slivered almonds
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ tsp kimchi hot sauce
- 1 tsp sweet chili sauce
- ¼ tsp lime juice
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- In a large bowl mix together the coleslaw, raisins, and almonds.
- In a smaller bowl stir together the Greek yogurt, hot sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, salt and pepper.
- Stir the sauce into the coleslaw and mix well.
- Allow the coleslaw to sit in the fridge for a few hours for the flavors to meld, the adjust salt and pepper to taste.