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Monday, February 24, 2014

Pickled Red Cabbage

(Mor LahanaTurşusu)

Pickled Red Cabbage
1/2 head of red cabbage
1 tbsp salt

For the pickling liquid:
2 cups water
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tbsp salt
1 tsp liquid oil
1 tbsp lemon juice

Remove and throw away the white center of the cabbage. Cut it in thin slices (julienne cut) on a wooden board, put into a large bowl. Sprinkle 1 tbsp salt all over and squeeze the cabbage pieces with your hand. Put aside for at least half an hour. This way the cabbage will soften and won't be bitter. Then rinse and drain.

Meanwhile, bring to boil water, vinegar, salt, liquid oil and lemon juice for 3-4 minutes into the pot. Turn the heat off. Put it aside to become tepid. Layer the cabbages into the large clean glass jar (or jars). Cover the cabbages with this water. You can discard the remaining water. Tightly cover the jar. Keep the jar upside down. Keep it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days before serving. Serve with any kind of Kebap or barbecued meat:)

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9 Comments:

At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive never done any pickles yet, your recipe seems approachable! and I love red cabbage!

 
At 4:06 AM, Blogger Marianna said...

Thank you for the recipe, but what is liquid oil? Is it olive/vegetable oil?

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Marianna, I use sunflower oil, but you can use any liquid oil:)

 
At 7:27 AM, Blogger IslamicFront said...

Hi does this work with white cabbage ?
thanks

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I think it would be fine:)

 
At 4:22 AM, Blogger B Emerson said...

You say 2 Tbsp of salt. Is 1 of the Tbsp of salt to sprinkle on the cabbage and the other (1) Tablespoon of salt for the vinegar/water/lemon juice mixture?

Also, do you boil the cabbage in the water or just pour the water over the cabbage?

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi B Emerson,
1/2 head of red cabbage
1 tbsp salt
You will squeeze the red cabbage with 1 tbsp salt.

Then;

For the pickling liquid:
2 cups water
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tbsp salt
1 tsp liquid oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
Bring to boil all the ingredients to prepare the pickling liquid.
Do not boil the cabbage cause they are already softened:)

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Corina Makaea said...

How long does it keep for in the fridge?

 
At 10:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Up to 4-5 days, Corina :)

 

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