Recipe for a zesty red cabbage slaw with crispy Five-Spice bacon bits and pak choi on the side.


1/4 lime – zest & juice
100g bacon bits
1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice
1/8 red cabbage – slice thinly
1/8 daikon – peel & slice very thinly
1 1/2 tsp mayonnaise
3g fresh coriander – chop leaves roughly
1/4 chilli (optional) – deseed & chop finely
125g pak choi – trim the thick white roots
olive oil (from your pantry)
salt & pepper (from your pantry)
paper towels (from your pantry)

How to
Preparation: Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Lime: Using the fine side of the box grater, grate the peel to create zest. Cut in half and juice.

Bacon bits: Place a pan on high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Coat the bacon in Chinese Five Spice and add it to the hot pan. Cook for 7-9 minutes until very crispy and brown. Remove onto paper towels.

Slaw: Mix together the red cabbage, daikon, coriander, mayonnaise, lime juice and lime zest. Add chilli, if you like the heat and season to taste with a little salt.

Pak choi: Place the same pan you used for the bacon on medium-high heat and sauté the pak choi for 2 minutes until wilted.

Serve the slaw topped with the bacon and the pak choi on the side.

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