Savoy Cabbage & Bacon Slaw w Ceres Black Rabbit Riesling

savoy cabbabe and bacon slaw

When I am preparing food for people to self serve, I think about how it'll look in 30 minutes.  This salad tastes fantastic but also holds up well on a buffet. 

The lovely sweetness of proper bacon and savoy cabbage pairs perfectly with Ceres Black Rabbit Riesling. It's a wonderful and clever match.  I'd serve this with a late-night bacon sandwich too.

Savoy Cabbage & Bacon Slaw

200 g free-range streaky bacon (we use Henderson's)

1/2 Savoy cabbage, but all the dark green outer leaves

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon dijon

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

3 tablespoons local macadamia, olive or avocado oil

Juice of 1 lemon

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Finely chop the bacon and place crumble into a small oven-proof dish.
  • Roast for 20 minutes or until crisp and bubbling away in its own rendered fat.   Lift out with a slotted spoon and cool. Reserve the fat for adding to your next roast potatoes...
  • Finely slice the cabbage, toss under a running tap of cold water and then leave to drain in a colander while making the dressing,
  • Mix the dressing ingredients, and rub them through the savoy cabbage. Serve sprinkled with chopped bacon.

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