Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

This traditional Norwegian sweet and sour Red Cabbage dish is made with apples and raisons. If you are looking for a delicious way to serve cabbage - read on...

Red Cabbage or Rødkål as we call it in Norway is usually served with pork, lamb, or beef, it is rarely served with chicken.

But, many things are subject to change. So why not try it with your Thanksgiving turkey? At our house we do...

Thanksgiving day, here in Michigan, we serve rødkål with our turkey dinner and it is always a roaring success. It gives our Thanksgiving meal a delicious "Norwegian Viking accent".

It is fitting to serve food from the "ol country" at Thanksgiving, isn't it? Especially since my daughter still believes I came over on the Mayflower. he-he

My family and friends always rave about how well this sweet and sour cabbage dish compliments pork roast. And, of course, it is always great with a roast beef dinner, as well. Why not give this deliciousness a try and be a little bit Norwegian too.

Sweet Sour Red Cabbage
1 medium red cabbage, thinly sliced.
2 apples, chopped
1/2-cup raisins (optional)
1-2 tablespoon sugar or to taste.
2 tablespoons honey
1-2 tablespoons apple cider or vinegar to taste.
2 tablespoons red wine (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon caraway seeds

Place ingredients in a pan with water and bring to a boil.
Place lid on the pan, turn heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove lid. Continue simmering until water is evaporated.

Taste to see if you need a tad more sugar or honey. The flavor should be a bit sweet, but tart. If you approve of the flavor you are ready to serve this side dish.

Rødkål will give a wonderful accent to Roasted Pork Tenderloin.

Sweet and tart Red Cabbage can be made a day in advance and it's easy to take along to friends to share. and it will also freeze well.

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