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Red cabbage

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by timerich, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. timerich

    timerich Family member · Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming red cabbage is an ok veg on lchf. Anybody got any good recipes which don't include apples. It would be great to ring the changes, cauliflower or sweetheart cabbage gets a bit repetitive after a while !!!:bored:
     
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    KimG Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try red cabbage with balsamic vinegar, a few cloves and smoked pancetta. It's quite prickly but nice. You can also freeze it when made.

    Shred and boil the cabbage with a stock cube for 7 minutes. Strain half the stock cube away. Leave the cabbage in the pot with the remaining stock. Add 3-4 tbs of balsamic vinegar, 3 cloves and a couple of bay leaves. Simmer for a further 10-15 minutes until soft. Fry some pancetta (don't add oil) until crispy brown. Add to the cabbage 3 minutes before the end of cooking. Serve up using a slotted spoon. If it is too sour for you, add a couple of teaspoons of either granulated Splenda or Xylatol.
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds yummy but just be aware that balsamic vinegar has on average 3g of carbs per tablespoon so be careful with it, to compare half an apple had 8g carb. I manage the apple better than the vinegar but for others it may be the opposite - as always test and see - that said I may try it with balsamic cause like I said it sounds delish!
     
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    KimG Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you use a whole small red cabbage for this, you should get 4-6 portions which spreads the carbs out ;)
     
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    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I make creamed cabbage with Savoy but don't see why it wouldn't work with red cabbage. Shred and boil cabbage. Fry sliced onion and diced bacon in some butter. Add some nuts of choice (I use sliced almonds) then the cabbage. Add some double cream. I did add a few dried cranberries when I made it for Christmas dinner. :hungry:
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That would be 3 portions in my house lol
     
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    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Red cabbage is lovely! I slice it and fry it in butter before putting it in a pot with onions and some more butter. The cabbage may have to be done in batches. I use an apple if I have one at hand but it's optional. Vinegar of choice to taste. A clove or two, allspice, salt and pepper.
    Best with duck. I loooove duck and red cabbage!
     
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    timerich Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Wow, lots of great ideas, I think I'll try both the creamy and the more acidic(I love anything I can freeze!) I'm thinking cider vinegar might work well.
     
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    November1115 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooooohhhh love fried red cabbage wt pancetta ... eat with roast duck rubbed wt Chinese five spices.... superb!
     
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    LinsT Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds amazing! I have a cabbage in the fridge - I know what I'm having with my chicken tomorrow!
     
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    I made it into a coleslaw with half a grated carrot and a fair amount of grated celeriac, I just sliced it finely and added some full fat mayo. Also made the obligatory pickled cabbage over the Christmas period, I do love it with cheese (but the crackers are really, really, tempting:oops:)
     
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    I really should buy some celeriac - I see a lot of people talking about it. I'm just slightly scared of it as I've never prepared one in my life lol
     
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    I've got to be honest Lin, I'm not crazy about it, but then I'm not a lover of celery either! It has a slightly celery like taste, and can be prepared in the same way as you would prepare a swede (or turnip for those north of the border:p). Chop off all that knobbly stuff at the base with a good sharp knife, same as above. It can be boiled, turned into celeriac chips (a crime against chiphood:yuck:) but I think the nicest way is to turn it into mash. Cook as spuds but for less time obviously, make sure it's nice and soft but not mushy, grab and wield your spud masher then add some cream and salt/black pepper.

    Rather nice:)
     
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    Thanks @ladybird64 - I love celery - go thro loads of the stuff. For some reason I always thought celeriac was aniseedy - not a problem for me but the other half hates anissed. Will buy some next time I shop and be a big brave girl!
     
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    It is absolutely gorgeous roasted with some onions. I would never go back to spuds!
     
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    My simple version is sauteed in butter with lardons (or just chopped streaky bacon) and lots of salt and coarse ground black pepper.

    Sliced into "steaks" and baked with lots of olive oil and garlic (plus s&p, obv.) is another favourite.
     
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    I must have done it wrong. I tried roasting, they didn't crisp up and it was like eating large lumps of soggy celery - Ew!! Will have to give it another go.
     
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    Red Cabbage - layer it with beef mince and tomato sauce. Delicious.
    Celeriac - Made Celeriac and parsnip soup yesterday
     
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    I use Delia Smith's spiced red cabbage with cider vinegar, onion, cooking apple and various spices. Slow cooked.

    The apple carbs are insignificant in the whole (I only use one to a whole large head of cabbage), and it is lovely hot or cold as a salad.

    Delish.
     
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