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Recipe for family meals :

Rodkål - Red Cabbage
 

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.

"Red cabbage is a traditional dish, together with the ham, on Christmas Eve for many Swedish families. But it is also often served outside the Christmas season, together with ham, pork, spare ribs or similar types of meat. Canned cooked red cabbage is commercially available but does not compare with the real stuff".

Ingredients

1 red cabbage (about 1 kg), cored
1 yellow or red onion
4 sourish apples
2 tbsp margarine or vegetable oil
8 cloves
5 Jamaica peppers
1 - 2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar and/or lemon juice
salt to taste

Method
  • Cut the red cabbage into thin slices.
  • Cut the apples (without cores and peels) into pieces.
  • Slice the onions.
  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the cabbage, onion, aplles, vinegar, spices and salt.
  • Cook covered over low heat for one hour, stirring occasionally. Add more vinegar or lemon juice according to taste.
  • Serve hot.

Martin James

 
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