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.
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)
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)
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!