Pickled red cabbage

Recipes or anything food related....
User avatar
Carolyn
The Boss
Posts: 42809
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 12:00 am
Location: Ampthill, Beds
Contact:

Pickled red cabbage

Postby Carolyn » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:09 pm

Anyone done this. It looks really easy but not sure what to spice my vinegar with? Do you use ordinary malt vinegar?

annmarie
Posts: 11331
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:57 am
Location: SE London/Kent border

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby annmarie » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:33 pm

If I could find my German recipe book .....

I might be able to tell you .....

On the other hand I found this recipe:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1950,14 ... 05,00.html

which uses red wine vinegar. As it looks American I think the c in the recipe refers to cups and one of those = half pint/quarter litre according to the conversion table on the site.

It would also give you some idea of the spices you put into it. I love to eat red cabbage, though I've never made it (Sainsburys and M+S do it ready made!)
He that never knew sorrow of love never knew joy of it either

Medieval German

Blog at: http://www.anntiqueantics.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Net
Posts: 11049
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:15 pm
Location: Rotherham-ish

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby Net » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:16 pm

Cabbage pickled the German way is not like ours. The German one is more 'salady' and doesn't keep for the same length of time.

Carolyn you can either use ordinary malt or white vinegar.
If you don't know what to do with new stuff, hide it until you do!


http://caique-momma.blogspot.com/
http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.com

User avatar
Carolyn
The Boss
Posts: 42809
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 12:00 am
Location: Ampthill, Beds
Contact:

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby Carolyn » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:57 pm

thanks Net, what spices do you add?

That looks different at recipes I am looking AnnMarie

User avatar
Net
Posts: 11049
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:15 pm
Location: Rotherham-ish

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby Net » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:10 pm

That looks nothing like what my Dad used to make.

My dad didn't add any spices to his Carolyn other than salt and pepper. My friend who makes pickled cabbage just adds pickling spice (I think) very similar to pickled onions. I can check with her if you want?
If you don't know what to do with new stuff, hide it until you do!


http://caique-momma.blogspot.com/
http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.com

annmarie
Posts: 11331
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:57 am
Location: SE London/Kent border

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby annmarie » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:23 pm

Mine did say it was German-style, so probably not what you want.
He that never knew sorrow of love never knew joy of it either



Medieval German



Blog at: http://www.anntiqueantics.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Carolyn
The Boss
Posts: 42809
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 12:00 am
Location: Ampthill, Beds
Contact:

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby Carolyn » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:14 pm

Some recipes seem to have a variety of things - seen this one:

Ingredients:

2 in (50mm) stick of cinnamon
1 teasppon cloves
2 teaspoons allspice
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon mustard seed
2-3 bay leaves
2 pints (1.1 litres) vinegar
Method:

Place the vinegar and the spices (tied in a muslin bag) in a heatproof basin and stand the basin over a saucepan of water.
Cover the basin with a plate or the flavour will be lost.
Bring the water in the pan to the boil and then remove it from the heat.
Set aside for 2

User avatar
kenspeckle
Moderator
Posts: 7842
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:36 pm
Location: Kirriemuir, Angus

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby kenspeckle » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:54 am

I use either spiced pickling vinegar or add a few peppercorns, cloves, bay leaf etc to malt vinegar.

Annmarie, the German recipe is a cooked vegetable dish and the UK one is a raw crunchy pickle. I actually twice made a huge pan of braised spiced red cabbage last week when helping to feed crowds on Boxing Day and Hogmanay. I love it! :lol:

User avatar
Net
Posts: 11049
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:15 pm
Location: Rotherham-ish

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby Net » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:43 pm

The version my Dad used to make was 'like' a pickled salad. It would usually last about 1 or 2 weeks. Only because we'd have eaten t by then :wst
If you don't know what to do with new stuff, hide it until you do!


http://caique-momma.blogspot.com/
http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.com

User avatar
kenspeckle
Moderator
Posts: 7842
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:36 pm
Location: Kirriemuir, Angus

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby kenspeckle » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:25 pm

Did you make this Carolyn?
I was thinking of making some soon, but am a bit short of jars right now.

User avatar
Carolyn
The Boss
Posts: 42809
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 12:00 am
Location: Ampthill, Beds
Contact:

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby Carolyn » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:42 pm

No - but I am planning to do it at the weekend. I bought a jar of 'pickling spice' yesterday in Sainsburys and am going to use that. Am trying it with plain brown malt vinegar first and then will see what DH thinks and might change vinegar type for another day.

In my book it just says you boil vinegar and spices and let it cool.

Chop/shred cabbage and layer with salt and leave overnight (I did this with the picallili) to get some of the water out, give a rinse to remove salt and then pack into jars with Vinegar.

User avatar
kenspeckle
Moderator
Posts: 7842
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:36 pm
Location: Kirriemuir, Angus

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby kenspeckle » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:48 pm

Sounds pretty much like I make mine :lol:

I have gone a bit mad buying Seville oranges so have been looking for recipes other than marmalade to use them in :lol: I have found one for Seville and apricot chutney which I might have a go at - sounds a bit different.

craftdancer
Posts: 2389
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:40 pm
Location: North Lincs

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby craftdancer » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:06 pm

so have been looking for recipes other than marmalade to use them in


A couple of years ago I had a load of oranges and made orange thyme jelly from a recipe I found in one of my books (think it was an M&S one).

I recall it was a bit fiddly to make compared to apple jellies, but it tasted luscious. Sadly the public in this area didn't think it worth buying to try it, but that did mean I got all of it for myself :)

I can look out the recipe if you think you'd like to have a go.

Linda

User avatar
Carolyn
The Boss
Posts: 42809
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 12:00 am
Location: Ampthill, Beds
Contact:

Re: Pickled red cabbage

Postby Carolyn » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:11 pm

kenspeckle wrote:Sounds pretty much like I make mine :lol:

I have gone a bit mad buying Seville oranges so have been looking for recipes other than marmalade to use them in :lol: I have found one for Seville and apricot chutney which I might have a go at - sounds a bit different.


been out to lunch with the country markets ladies today and they are making marmalade! they freeze them as well to make it later to lengthen the 'season'. never made it - and tbh not a big fan of eating it so probably why. Will check out what recipes I have.


Return to “Recipes”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

 

 

cron