Factoid: Norman Mailer dug coleslaw. He and his 5th or maybe his 6th wife made gallons of coleslaw for one of their big shebangs.They served up the slaw in urns. Nobody at the shindig ate a morsel of the Mailers' teriyaki red pepper slaw. It was more a drink, than eat party. After the guests split, Mrs. Mailer the 5th or 6th wound up dropping an urn of coleslaw on one of the Mailer's imported Oriental rugs. Norman lay naked and dead drunk in the next room. While Mrs. Mailer whatever number she was, mopped up the mess, Hunter Thompson knocked on the door. Hunter asked the very tired Mrs. Mailer 5 or 6 to make him bacon and eggs. Hunter liked pork which is why his name was Hunter.
If you happen to be having an eating more than getting drunk party this 4th of July, check out this vegan slaw and BBQ tofu.
1 package of mixed slaw
1 Cup of Vegenaise
1 T of apple cider vinegar
2 "Bubbies" pickles finely chopped
2 tsp brown mustard
2 celery stalks finely chopped
1 scallion (green and white parts) finely chopped
sea salt to taste
Dump slaw in a bowl (not urn), add other ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate.
1 14oz. organic tofu drained and pressed
2 T pineapple juice
Approximately 1 C Trader Joe's Bold and Smoky Kansas City Style BBQ (vegan of course!)
1 T brown sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 400. Spray a 9x 13 glass pan with canola spray. Add BBQ sauce, pineapple juice, and brown sugar if using. Mix with wooden spoon. Cut tofu width wise once, then into 12 sticks lengthwise. Turn the tofu in the BBQ mix and coat each side. Bake 15 minutes on each side.
Plate it with a slab of cornbread and some greens. Serve on a roll with lettuce and tomato, pickle, and of course some slaw. And happy 4th Mrs. 5th or 6th!