My Aunt Sharon sent me this recipe when I mentioned to her that I have 3 large heads of red cabbage in our garden, and no idea what to do with them! :) This weekend I will be using one of them to make some lamb & couscous stuffed cabbage (some for dinner and I'll freeze the rest). Since it's red cabbage, I wanted to play around with something a little different than traditional stuffed cabbage. I'll let you know next week how it turns out!
I used one head of cabbage on this recipe. The recipe calls for 12 pounds (about 3 heads) but I didn't want to use them all for the same thing.
So I haven't tasted this yet, but my Aunt and Uncle love it! I think it would be great over a pork roast. The recipe made about 5 1/2 pints using one head of cabbage.
Does anyone have any ideas for my third and final head of red cabbage?
12 pounds (about 3 large heads) red cabbage, cored and shredded
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c mustard seed
1/4 c mace
2 quarts wine vinegar
1/4 c whole cloves
1/4 c whole allspice
1/4 c peppercorns
1/4 c celery seed
2 sticks cinnamon
Place cabbage in a large bowl, salting each layer of cabbage. Cover tightly and let it sit in a cool, dry place for 24 hours.
Drain the cabbage thoroughly on paper towel lined trays - about 6 hours.
Sterilize your jars and lids and prepare your water bath canner.
Combine the sugar, mustard seed, mace, and vinegar a large stockpot. Tie the remaining spices into a spice bag, and add to the vinegar mixture. Boil for 5 minutes.
Pack your cabbage into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Remove the spice bag from the vinegar mixture, and ladle the hot liquid into the jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Remove air bubbles and place on lids and bands to fingertip tight.
Process quarts for 20 minutes, pints for 15. Check the seal after 12-24 hours. If not sealed, refrigerate immediately.