Shred the cabbage. Slice the scallions on the bias, into 1-inch strips. In a large bowl, mix together with the mayonnaise, sugar and hot oil and seasoning. Let sit overnight, or at least 4 hours.
Mix in the peanuts before serving. Serve with the array of smoked fish, raw vegetables and pickles.
Serve with bialy and pumpernickel.
Recipe courtesy of Wayne Harley Brachman