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Spicy Pickled Slaw

I am forever looking for a new slaw recipe to try on pulled pork sandwiches and this one pretty much “takes the cake”. It has a kick that you won’t soon forget if you make it according to the recipe.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 c water
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 jalapeños (, seeded and cut into thin matchsticks)
  • 1 lb carrots (, cleaned and sliced into thin matchsticks)
  • 1 head of red cabbage (, cleaned, cored, and sliced into thin strips)
  • 1 medium red onion (, peeled, halved, and very thinly sliced)
  • 1 bunch radishes (, cleaned and thinly sliced lengthwise)
  • 1 t coarse pepper
  • 1 t mustard seeds
  • 1 t fennel seeds
  • ½ t salt
  • 1/4 t cayenne
  • 1/8 t smoked habanero powder ((optional))
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 c white wine vinegar

Instructions

  • Prep all vegetables and place in a large heat-proof bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine water, vinegar, sugar and spices.
  • Bring to a full boil over high heat.
  • Remove from heat and pour over vegetables.
  • Toss to coat thoroughly.
  • Transfer vegetables and all pickling liquid to a lidded bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (Preferably 24 hours)