December 22, 2014
This years christmas dinner plans include everybody cooking a small dish. A bit like a thanks-giving dinner. Since our family is spread over multiple countries we thought it would be nice if everybody made something traditional to their country. So we gonna have an American-Dutch-Austrian christmas dinner table.
One of the most traditional Austrian things you can get for christmas is some kind of chicken or duck with red cabbage! Besides having an impressive purple color [that stains everything by the way] it has a lovely sweet and sour taste that goes great with game!
BRAISED RED CABBAGE
_ quarter red cabbage and cut into fine stripes [about 5mm thick]
_ pour about 1.5 cm thick water into a medium pot
_ add red cabbage tripes and simmer until soft [35-40 minutes – check occasionally if you need to add water]
_ meanwhile peel and core apples
_ finely chop apples and onions
_ combine apples, onions, cloves, chili, bay leaves, salt, vinegar, wine, juniper berries, cinnamon, water and jam in a small pot
_ bring to a boil and simmer until cabbage is done
_ remove cloves and bay leaves
_ add butter
_ combine with cabbage
_ season with salt and pepper