Sunday, January 2, 2011

FYI - Fuji Apples (+ recipe: Fuji Apple Slaw)

Fuji apples were developed in Japan in the 1930s and named after Mount Fuji, as a cross of the Virginia Ralls Janet and the Red Delicious. Fuji apples were introduced United States in the 1980s. Ralls Janet is an antique Fuji Apple. apple that goes back to Thomas Jefferson in 1793.

Today we can get Fuji Apples from many regions Chile being one of them. Chile's central and southern growing zones are ideal apple growing regions. From January through August. They supply a complete program from Chile's finest exporters.

Fuji Apple Slaw Recipe

· 1 head Napa cabbage shredded
· ½ red onion julienne
· 2 Fuji apples julienne
· 1 ½ teaspoons celery seed
· 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
· ¼ cup cider vinegar
· 1 large shallot
· ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
· 1 teaspoon honey


Mince shallot and place in a bowl with vinegar, honey, mustard, and salt.
Chop the rest of your vegetables. When finished, slowly whisk in the olive oil to the shallots, vinegar, and mustard to emulsify. Dress the Napa cabbage and apples with the vinaigrette, and then add the celery seed. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.

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