While in Ljubljana, Slovenia last November I bought an interesting cookbook by Kay Shaw Nelson called Cuisine of the Alps. It includes lovely recipes from France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. My favorite of the recipes I have tried this far is the recipe for red cabbage with apples. This sweet red cabbage and apple salad is a great side dish for pork, or duck for example. And look at the colour!
Red Cabbage with Apples
(original recipe from Cuisine of the Alps by Kay Shaw Nelson)
1 red cabbage, shredded (ca. 1 kg)
3/4 cup boiling water
3 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (or cider)
1/4 cup browm sugar
salt and pepper
1. In a saucepan combine the shredded cabbage and boiling water over medium-high heat. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes.
2. Add the apple slices & cook for another 10 minutes.
3. In a small bowl mix the butter, vinegar (or cider), and sugar & add it to the cabbage and apple mixture.
4. Season with salt and pepper, and cook for 10 more minutes.