Pikliz

A crunchy, French Caribbean slaw for topping bokit sandwiches.

Pikliz
Try this crunchy Caribbean slaw atop sandwiches like bokit—or as a side to grilled or fried fish.Maura McEvoy

Chef David Drumeaux’s undressed version of the Haitian ­coleslaw, pikliz (“pick-lees”) adds freshness and crunch to every sandwich at Bokit Delux. Giromon is a type of winter squash ­popular in the Caribbean. Look for it in West Indian markets, or ­substitute another dense, sweet squash such as ­butternut or kabocha.

Equipment

Pikliz
This fresh and crunchy cabbage slaw is used as a side dish or topping for Caribbean sandwiches like Guadeloupe's bokit.
Yield: makes 2 cups
Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 12 cups thinly sliced white cabbage
  • 14 cup peeled, shredded carrots
  • 14 cup peeled, shredded giromon (Caribbean calabaza), or substitute butternut or kabocha squash
  • Kosher salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the cabbage, carrots, and giromon. Season lightly with kosher salt (if desired), then use immediately as a slaw or garnish for bokit sandwiches.
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