Add a little spice to your life with this Mexican-style coleslaw! Of course you can make it more or less spicy to suit your taste and it's ideal to serve at a BBQ or just as a change instead of regular coleslaw.
Of course if you happen to have too much time on your hands you can make your own mayonnaise but I'm afraid I don't, and in any case I say good old Hellmann's mayo is the way to go.
Mix 6 parts of good quality mayonnaise together with 1 part chipotle chilli paste and you have what I'd call a nice heat - you can go either way just add more chipotle paste for more heat.
So, there's no proper recipe since everyone wants to make a different amount of coleslaw but here's a rough guide to serve 4:
You will need:
2 inches sliced off of a medium white cabbage then sliced into thin strips
1 small red onion - peeled and sliced thinly
1 medium sized carrot - peeled and grated
1 small red chilli - deseeded and very finely chopped
1/2 a green bell pepper - deseeded and chopped into small dice (keep a couple of slices for garnish)
a good slice of Extra matured Cheddar cheese (say 1 inch by 4 inches) - grated
6 tablespoons of Hellmann's mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of soured cream - if you don't happen to have any don't fuss, just leave it out
1 tablespoon of (Discovery brand) chipotle paste
How to do it:
Mix the mayonnaise and chipotle past together first without adding anything so you can get an idea on the heat. When you're happy throw it into a medium sized bowl along with the rest of the stuff and mix. Have a taste and adjust the spiciness adding more chopotle paste or chilli if you fancy it. You shouldn't need salt but just add a small pinch of sea salt if you think it needs it. Give it a final mix and garnish with green pepper slices then serve straight away.
That's it - Job done.