Spicy Fennel and Broccoli Slaw

This refreshing slaw is the perfect side for a spring or summer dish. It goes great with chicken, burgers, fish, or just about any protein! Use the leftovers on top of a salad!

Spicy Fennel and Broccoli Slaw
Serves: 4-6
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • For the Slaw:
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, stalks removed
  • ½ bag broccoli slaw mix (with carrots)
  • ½ apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the fennel seeds, caraway seeds, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Thinly slice the fennel using a mandolin or sharp knife and place in a large mixing bowl. Add in the broccoli slaw mix, sliced apple, fresh lemon juice, jalapeño, red onion, and cilantro. Toss well and add the dressing coating evenly. Chill for an hour before serving.


Thai Coconut Curry Seafood Bowl

If you’re feeling the love for Thai food on a cold, winter’s day, this dish will surely bring on the body heat! This comforting bowl of yum will fulfill your soup and seafood craving. I like to see what’s calling my name at the seafood market for this dish. Really, you can add any type of fresh seafood! This dish tastes just as good with a nice, sturdy white fish, fresh mussels, and calamari. And don’t forget the side of rice! 

Thai Coconut Curry Seafood Bowl
Serving Size: 4
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 13-oz. can lite or regular coconut milk
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (hot chili paste)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup thinly sliced button mushrooms
  • 8 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 large scallops
  • Handful chopped fresh basil and cilantro
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan or wok. Sautee shallots, garlic and ginger for 3 to 5 minutes. Add red curry paste and stir to coat. Add coconut milk, chicken broth, sambal oelek, fish sauce, and soy sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes on low. Add lime juice and sliced mushrooms, then add scallops for 2 minutes. Then add shrimp. Keep on low heat for another 3 minutes and remove from heat. Make sure scallops are just cooked and add basil and cilantro. Place scoop of brown rice at bottom of bowl and top with seafood mixture.
Sambal Oelek can be found at specialty Asian markets and select grocery stores like World Market.

Thai Pomelo Grapefruit Salad

Soup & Salad | February 3, 2016 | By

When my assistant, Damien, created this salad it made me smile! This yummy citrus salad is a combination of sweet and tart that is so refreshing! It’s also quite healthy for you. Pomelo grapefruit is a large Thai grapefruit that is sometimes hard to find, so substituting with pink or red grapefruit is just as good. The key is to getting all of the skin removed so there are no remnants of white pith or membrane. You really only want the edible flesh of the fruit. It always looks so easy when the chefs section a grapefruit on TV. Here’s a tip to make it easier: (how to section a grapefruit). It’s not as hard as you think!

Thai Pomelo Grapefruit Salad
Serving Size: 4
  • ½ head roasted garlic
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut water
  • 1 Thai chili pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Handful chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 pomelo grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • ½ cup whole roasted peanuts, chopped, to garnish
  • Toasted coconut chips or flakes to garnish
  1. In medium mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients up to honey. Add grapefruit and toss together. Top with chopped peanuts and coconut chips.
You can substitute red or pink grapefruit in place of pomelo grapefruit, which is seasonal.
I like the coconut chips in a bag from Trader Joe's.