i like a little spice in my life. they say variety is the spice of life but sometimes spice is the variety of life.
last night i was craving fish tacos. you know, the usual. wait. what? you don't crave fish tacos? oh, my bad. well i crave lots of things - chocolate, prosecco, cheese, pop tarts, cupcakes, ice cream, and apparently, fish tacos.
i always apologize to my husband because when and if i ever get pregnant (no, i'm not currently) i will be the worst with cravings. i already have weird crazy ones. i'm afraid if i throw hormones in the mix, i'll be insane. so, again, sorry ahead of time E.
ok, back to fish tacos. i like mine with fried fish. who doesn't, right? but i don't do the deep fried thing at home so second runner up is blackened fish tacos with vinaigrette cole slaw and guacamole. for some reason last night i wanted some spice so i added some sriracha hot sauce to my cole slaw and a little mayo to cool it off.
so what started out as a whim turned out to be life changing. ok, maybe not life-changing (it's just cole slaw after all) but it was so good that i don't think i can ever make slaw without it. the recipe is super easy but so good.
you can certainly increase or decrease the amount of hot sauce to your liking. a dash if you like it mild or more if you like it hot. i'm a medium kind of girl so the recipe as is will give a kick but won't leave your mouth on fire.
Spicy Cole Slaw
juice of 1 lime
1 tbs olive oil mayonnaise
1/2 tsp sriracha (or your favorite hot sauce)
1/8 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 cups chopped cabbage (or cole slaw mix)
in a medium bowl, whisk together first 5 ingredients. throw in cole slaw mix and stir well to combine. let sit in fridge for 5-10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients for dinner so flavor can get to know each other.