Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami. These are the five taste elements that build our overall perception of flavor. When each element is perfectly balanced, they come together to form a Voltron of flavor. Today, we celebrate sour with a recipe for pickled cabbage. Topping your Taco Tuesdays with pickled cabbage will not save the universe, but it will rescue your family from another boring dinner.
½ large red cabbage
1 red onion
2 cups white vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
½ cup water
3 Tablespoons kosher salt
2 Tablespoons coriander seeds
2 Tablespoons mustard seeds
Curry leaves to taste
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Order a Veggie Box and request cabbage, mushrooms, shallot, and garlic.
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Shred red cabbage and place in a bowl
Sprinkle cabbage with salt, massage the cabbage, and set aside
Cut your onion into strips and then cut those strips in half. Put the onions in a bowl and set aside
Put the remaining ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Stir until sugar dissolves.
Fill a mason jar, alternating a layer of cabbage with a layer of onions until the jar is full.
Pour saucepan liquid over cabbage and cover.
Allow the cabbage to stand until the contents are at room temperature
Once at room temperature, close the jar and refrigerate for up to a month.
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This recipe comes from Colleen at The Food Blog