This morning I went to my local green market and saw the most beautiful heads of purple cabbage and absolutely gorgeous, green Brussels sprouts. It made me want to share a recipe for the delicious, fresh, green market- driven slaw that has some creative touches, namely the toasty, crunchy almonds and the tart, fresh raspberries. This slaw recipe pairs excellently with barbecued pork, chicken or fried fish. The Brussels get tossed in a warm vinaigrette to wilt and tenderize them slightly, and the purple cabbage is added afterward so the red color doesn't bleed into the vibrant green Brussels sprouts!
Make the vinaigrette: In a small sauté pan, warm the vinegar, sesame oil and sugar over medium heat. When it begins to simmer lightly, 1-2 minutes, whisk in the olive oil and transfer to a large bowl.
Make the slaw: Toss the Brussels sprouts thoroughly in the vinaigrette with a pinch of salt. Stir in the purple cabbage and half of the almonds. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Transfer to a serving platter and top with remaining almonds and the raspberries.