Greenmarket Grub,  Recipes

The best, easiest thing I’ve made in ages:

sweet-sour red cabbage

Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage

  • 1 small head red cabbage
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt

Shred cabbage. Bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Add cabbage. Reduce heat and let simmer uncovered for one hour. Serve as is, or with a little sour cream.
I’m just so pleased with this recipe. Years ago, I ate something much like this — in, of all places, Restaurant Akershus, in the Norwegian section of EPCOT — and I thought about it for the rest of the day; how it was sweet, sour, and bitter without being overwhelmed by any of its elements. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of recreating that here.

Plus, I’m really glad to have a new way to make cabbage, because I’ve had enough local, seasonal freakin’ produce to last me for quite some time.


  • kickpleat

    yum! i love cabbage and make something similiar where i boil up the liquids and just pour over the cabbage and set it marinate in the fridge. but i like the idea of simmering the cabbage and serving with sour cream …i’d love some right now!

  • Andrea

    Marcella has a red cabbage recipe where you just simmer it a few hours with bacon and sausages.. By the end, the cabbage is so soaked with pork fat, it’s incredible. Due to this recipe, my boyfriend’s family now thinks I cook everything with pork fat. Which isn’t far from the truth, I guess!