Spicy Red Cabbage

HMMM. Those posts about Scotch Eggs have me thinking about my travels in Scotland. I always try to find locally printed recipe books to get the flavor of home cooked foods rather than just the restaurant or pub grub. But I have to admit that I LOVE pub grub!

Anyway this is from a recipe by Helen Hughes from the cookbook from Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. I stayed in the Kings House Hotel a couple of times while I visited Rob Roy’s grave in the nearby churchyard.  www.kingshouse-scotland.co.uk The last time I went through there was on our honeymoon in June 2007. My husband really enjoyed our trip. Hopefully, he will get in better health because I want to take him into the Highlands this time!

  • 1 lb Red Cabbage
  • 1 small Onion
  • 2 Oranges, zest and juice
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 ozs Butter
  • 2 ozs Sugar (or substitute)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Remove the outer leaves and quarter the cabbage. Remove the stalk and finely shred cabbage. Place in a large bowl and add onion, garlic, orange, zest, juice, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.  Mix well and set aside. Melt butter in a large pot or pan. Add the cabbage mixture. Cover and simmer gently for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until cabbage is tender and liquid is almost gone.

Goes well hot with venison, stew or roast beef. Freezes well.  Can also be eaten cold as a type of slaw.

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I am a transplant to Oklahoma and an escapee from an unspecifed Northeast State. I enjoy growing my gardens and cooking what I grow.
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5 Responses to Spicy Red Cabbage

  1. Sho Bennett says:

    I know this is off-topic, but I want to go to Scotland this summer (Highlands) and can’t decide whether a guided tour would be better than setting off with a map and a car! What would you recommend? Must-sees are Eileen Donan Castle, Cullendon, Edinburgh, Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel and MAYBE the road to Applecross.

    (a Florida girl)

  2. Hey Sho,
    I have done that road trip by driving myself, all except Applecross. I’m not familiar with that. I can send an email to you with my suggestions for a nice trip. All of those places are possible to do on a 2 week self driving trip. The only difficult one would Eileen Donan since it is way west on the way to Skye. I always rent a car from the Edinburgh Airport and drive to Stirling first. Circle round back to end at Edinburgh airport and get a cab into the city. I just won’t drive in Edinburgh. LOL. My nerves could not take it. Check out the website http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk lots of great info! And if you get to Fortrose on the Black Isle by Inverness a very nice American couple Philie, PA own the Anderson Hotel.
    Cheers, Linda (an almost native guide)

    • Sho Bennett says:

      Thanks, Linda! I would welcome an e-mail if you have more to share than what you included above! I can already taste those scones and shortbread! I wonder if Speyside is along the way (Walker Shortbread)? (lol) Applecross is on the West coast, not too far from Skye.


      • LOL! Just let me start talking about Scotland! I’ll bend your ear! Ohhh yum. Speyside is very much on my route. But I tend towards the Single malt Scotch. I just can’t help it. I’m sending an email now. Just had to verify the corect names of the hotels in case they changed hands.


      • JUst looked up Applecross on Undiscovered Scotland website. It looks like a wonderful place! The best of the sea and the Highlands!

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