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Swedish Red Cabbage

Swedish Red Cabbage

 This is a great sweet/savory side dish that compliments Roast Christmas Goose perfectly.   It may seem like a very long time to cook cabbage (2 hours) but it’s spot on.

 Ingredients

1 large red cabbage cored and sliced and chopped

1 stick of butter

1 onion grated or chopped

½ cup of molasses

1 lemon juiced (save the rind to stuff into goose)

2 apples peeled, cored and sliced

¼ cup red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

 

  • Melt butter in large pot with lid
  • Add cut and diced cabbage mixing to coat with butter. Cook on med/high til the cabbage starts wilting. (don’t cut too finely! Keep it rustic and chunky)
  • Add grated onion, molasses, lemon juice, apples, vinegar, salt and pepper
  • Keep cooking on med high for about 10 minutes stirring til everything is reduced a bit more. Then cover tightly and simmer for 2 hours.  If you need to add liquids add a splash of water/cider or even white wine to keep the liquids going.

 

This can be made days –up to a week- beforehand and kept in the fridge til needed..  The flavors just get better over time. Reheat for your holiday dinner.

 

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