Braised red cabbage in a pressure cooker

Christmas dinner preparations continue full tilt. Two capons are already deboned, stuffed and sown up for this killer once-a-year triumph of a recipe. Jars and jars of onions and cabbage and apple sauce and chestnuts glisten on the countertop. A huge tray of pommes dauphinois promises to send everyone into a creamy stupor. Tomorrow we roast the birds and we´re all set.

Here´s the recipe for the red cabbage. It´s a very easy braise, and looks beautiful, and in a pressure cooker takes just a few minutes.

Shred a head of red cabbage, and throw it into the pressure cooker. Add a couple of handfuls of raisins, two big apples (we use reinetas because that´s the universal cooking apple in Spain, but any will do, really), a chopped onion, two spoonfuls of Sherry vinegar and salt and pepper. Now do a leap of faith and close the lid of the pressure cooker. The cabbage will provide all the liquid needed, trust me.

Once the pressure´s up, count 6 minutes and voilá you´re done.

I make this all winter and fall long, to go with sausages or baked potatoes. If you´re feeling very Nordic and have access to them, a few caraway seeds will not go amiss.

8 comentarios:

Unknown dijo...

Love the recipe, but even more the description! The apples are diced, right?



lobstersquad dijo...

Elle: hi. The apples dissintegrate, so dice or slice or just throw them in chunks. Merry Christmas!

Mark dijo...

Great recipe. I will have to try this. Thank you.

Anónimo dijo...

Dear Lobsersquad,

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Stephanie dijo...

Hola Ximena! Have I ever mentioned just how much FUN it is to visit your blog? I've checked in off and on for a few years now, and it's always a pleasure to see what you are up to with your art and your kitchen. Te deseo un prospero año! Looking forward to more...

Raquel dijo...

Aquí reportando un testigo del dibujo... ¡¡si no lo digo, reviento!!

Creo que por fin retomo mi blog y vuelvo al redil.


leftbanker dijo...

Any excuse to use my pressure cooker is OK with me and this looks like a rather good one. Gracias.

lobstersquad dijo...

Mark. thanks, very glad.
Cuchillero: thank you very much indeed, glad to see you around here.
Stephanie: that´s so great to hear, I´ll try to come up with more good stuff!
Guru: ole ole, ahí al pie del cañón del dimsum...a ver si es verdad lo de tu blog, lo echo de menos
leftbanker: good honest comfort food, I hope you enjoy it.