Bring Blueberry Chipotle Coleslaw to your next potluck or BBQ. It’s sweet and spicy sauce will have everyone clamoring for more.
Blueberry Chipotle again? Last recipe with this flavor combination, I promise! Really this series of recipes is about how you can use one recipe, in this case a blueberry chipotle marinade for fish tacos, and use it in a lot of different preparations. I used that one recipe to make a Blueberry Chipotle Dip, Blueberry Chipotle Fish Tacos and Blueberry Chipotle Coleslaw. I can make all the recipes together for one dinner or make them separately. This coleslaw would be fantastic with grilled chicken.
I love to multi-task and I love when a recipe can do the same. Sometimes, it is just a matter of thinking outside the box. It was my husband who tried the marinade and said “Oh yum, can I dip something in it?” This would work for a lot of different recipes. You could use a lot of different dip recipes as sauces for coleslaw. You might need to thin them out a little but for example, I think Green Goddess Coleslaw sounds fantastic. It would also make a fantastic marinade for fish or meat. (I will be using that in the future, not sure how yet)
I love a saying by Chef Anne Burrell – “Be your own Cook”. In other words, it’s OK to swap out ingredients or use a recipe for a way that it wasn’t necessarily intended. I love to talk to people who love food and discuss recipes and brain storm on different ways to use a food or recipe. It can make the best “surprise” meals and give you a new recipe. One thing I almost always swap is parsley for cilantro. I just adore cilantro but I know for some people it can taste like soap. So they could easily swap out the cilantro in this recipe for Italian parsley or basil. I almost always cut the amount of oil in a recipe. I might add a little more or less salt to a recipe to suit our taste buds.
Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on a recipe or make a tried and true recipe in a different way. I hear so many people say they only know how to make a few things. Use what you know and think about putting a spin on it. Your spaghetti and meatballs can be made into a delicious tomato soup with meatballs. Your award-winning Chili can transform into a pasta sauce or sloppy joes. If you mix things up a little, you will probably enjoy cooking more.
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