We have had a red cabbage laying around in the kitchen for almost a week now, so it was high time to make use of it! It ended up being as a red cabbage salad.
The procedure was nothing fancy, using the food processor to shred the cabbage and grated the lemon zest off by hand. After salting the cabbage we massaged it and let it rest for a few minutes.
Next add the lemon zest and season with some black pepper. Mix and squeeze out the juice from the lemon and pour about a deciliter of olive oil on top, mix again. Before serving sprinkle with some of the additional lemon zest and possibly some slices of lemon that were made before pressing out the juice…
Together with the salad we had fried pieces of cow heart and oven roasted hokkaido pumpkin.
The really nice thing about massaging the salt into the cabbage is that one can enjoy the salad the same evening. Using vinegar it is of course also possible to eat the salad the same day, but it is just not the same as if one leaves it until the day after.
The lemon also made a really nice complement to the slightly bitter taste of this red cabbage.
What is your favorite way of enjoying cabbage? Salad? Oven roasted? Steamed? Or some other way? Please let us know!
Cecilia & Magnus