Monday, 20 August 2018

Mango and Cabbage Slaw


Do mango and cabbage go well together? In my personal opinion, no. How about mango, cabbage and lime juice? Again, no. So why the heck did I make this Mango and Cabbage Slaw?

Just to see if I was right. Or wrong. Sometimes, certain food combinations which I think do not go well, actually do. Just like vinegar and spices in Pork Vindaloo.

This slaw recipe from Nom Nom Paleo uses ripe mangoes, cabbage, mint, shallots, lime juice and is seasoned with salt and pepper. 


I made some changes by using a semi-ripe mango because I prefer it this way. The mango is still fairly firm with a nice balance of sweet and sour. I also added a tablespoon of plum sauce because I found just using lime juice and salt gave the salad a very one dimensional flavor. I always like a little bit of sweet in my salads.


I had this Mango and Cabbage Slaw with a piece of pan fried salmon. I prefer to eat salmon at home and avoid ordering this fish when eating out because (1) it is expensive and (2) the restaurant tends to overcook it. Not only do you get crispy skin, the whole fish is crispy and dry.


My preferred level of doneness is crispy on the outside and still soft and moist on the inside. 

So how did I find this slaw? Honestly? I was right when I thought that this cabbage-mango-lime juice does not work. But that's just me. Other people may like this. 

Mango and Cabbage Slaw
Recipe source : Adapted from Nom Nom Paleo

Ingredients :
- 1/2 a small cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1/2 a semi-ripe (or if you prefer, ripe) mango (my mango was big, so I used only half)
- 1 green chili, thinly sliced
- 4 shallots, thinly sliced
- a handful of mint, thinly sliced
- juice from 5 small limes (limau nipis)
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp plum sauce (or sugar for sweetness)

Method :
1. In a small bowl, mix sliced shallots, lime juice, salt and plum sauce. Set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl add cabbage, mango, chili and mint.
3. Then pour the shallot/lime juice mixture and toss to mix.

24 comments:

  1. Give me the salmon. You could have the salad. Lol.

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  2. Looks like some kind of kerabu to me. Yes, I paid almost RM40 for a small piece of salmon at a cafe here...and I bought two big slabs, around RM50 only...more than 4 times the size of what we had eating outside. Nothing much to it, just grill in a pan, making sure it is not overdone and the skin is nice and crispy...or bake in the oven, so very easy.

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    1. Yes, you can call this a kerabu too. I agree that it's not worth it ordering salmon when eating out.

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  3. coincidently I have a mango at home, it is raw and I dunno what to do with it...It was meant to go with rojak sauce (which I dun have), right now the mango is still sitting in my house....Hmmm, mayb I should make this!

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    1. Better to eat the mango just like that. I like it not so ripe.

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  4. I think la kan, better cabbage with carrot with corslow, wakaka.. Jangan marah.

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    1. hah..hah... setuju sangat tu. Buat coleslaw lagi better.

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  5. You're always adventurous with trying out different recipes and food combo.

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    1. Must try or else won't know nice or not.

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  6. Hmmn! You are so funny to share something that you disliked. I could imagine the taste which is not appealing to my tongue. I would fry them all with rice like a Thai dish.

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    1. hah..hah...mango and cabbage fried rice. Nanti I try, OK? LOL!

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  7. I like your piece of salmon better. I only enjoy raw cabbage sliced very thinly with yuzu vinegar dressing like those served with deep fried tonkatsu so I 100% believe you when you say raw cabbage does not go well with mangoes. I don't think raw cabbage goes well with any other fruits too. So did you finish eating all the raw cabbage salad?

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    1. I ate it so as not to waste. Very good for roughage. LOL!

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  8. So it did proved you right about the cabbage and mango combination! At least you have tasted it..and know that both don't match.

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    1. Yes, it would have been better to make coleslaw and then eat the mango hah..hah..

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  9. Wow! Definitely better than just having plain coleslaw. xoxo

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    1. hah..hah...I think coleslaw is nicer.

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  10. What a healthy dinner, PH! I like the coleslaw with mango and I like the way you did the Salmon... very nicely done!

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    1. The salmon was good but the salad just so so....

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  11. I will enjoy the salmon more than the salad, hehe...

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  12. I prefer to order salmon when eating out (good restaurants will be able to cook this perfectly with a tinge of pink on the inside) than cooking it at home...and that's because I may overcook it myself at home (due to inexperience of how long the salmon needs to cook depending on its thickness) + it's not always easy to buy salmon that's utterly fresh. Really fresh ones from supermarkets like Jaya Grocer are just as expensive, so might as well get someone to cook it for me...hehe! ;)

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  13. It looks appetizing from your photos, but a pity it does not work out for you. I ordered salmon that day when eating out in JB, the salmon turned out overcooked and dry.

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  14. Raw cabbage really not my thing, so this recipe does not work on me too, hehe :P

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