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Eating and Drinking => Cooking, Storing and Preserving => Topic started by: Snoop on March 09, 2016, 16:53

Title: Red cabbage - pressure cooker recipe
Post by: Snoop on March 09, 2016, 16:53
The inspiration for this came from Lorna J. Sass's book Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure. Great book. No pictures but all the recipes I've made have been winners (I can't vouch for the okra recipes, as I'm not an okra fan).

I've altered Lorna Sass's spicing to match what we had and used balsamic rather than cider vinegar to help the colour. She also adds carrot, which I didn't. The minimum liquid for my pressure cooker (6 litre size) is 250 ml, so the 200 ml of juice plus the little bit of vinegar plus the water in the cabbage were OK. If your pressure cooker needs more liquid, adjust as required.

Red cabbage, finely shredded (I used one medium and one small one - gave us plenty for six generous servings)
1 tbsp oil
Thinly sliced onion (I used a couple)
200 ml of apple juice
2 tbsp vinegar of your choice
100 g of finely sliced or snipped dried apricots
Couple of star anise (I used whole ones rather than just petals, as mine are a bit old - star anise aren't easy to get hold of where I live - adjust according to your taste and spice freshness)
Cinnamon stick or ground cinnamon

Fry onion in oil for a few minutes with the star anise and cinnamon stick. Pile in the cabbage and dried apricots. Add the apple juice and vinegar and swirl a bit to mix. Put lid on and bring up to high pressure and cook at pressure for 4 minutes (I was dubious that this would be long enough, but it was). Release pressure quickly. And that's it.
Title: Re: Red cabbage - pressure cooker recipe
Post by: surbie100 on March 09, 2016, 18:40
Wow, will have to dust off the cooker, that sounds delish.  :)
Title: Re: Red cabbage - pressure cooker recipe
Post by: Snoop on April 01, 2016, 10:30
We're having red cabbage again today. Mr Snoop owned up that he found this recipe a bit sweet, so I'm going to try again, swapping out the apple juice for a mixture of water with a bit of pomegranate molasses. A nice sweet-sour flavour and again good for the colour of the cabbage. Instead of the star anise, I might try a few whole cloves.