So easy, so yummy, so good for our gut! Why not give it a go?
4 cups shredded or chopped green cabbage (keep an outer leaf)
1 tbls salt
1 tsp carraway or fennel (good digestive herbs)
Put the cabbage in a big bowl with the salt and carraway. Using using the end of a rolling pin or a mortar, even the base of a bottle, bash the cabbage until liquid starts to run. You need quite a bit of liquid so this can take about 10-15min sometimes
Red cabbage tends to hold onto water so you might want to mix with green.
Once the liquid is pooling in the bottom of the bowl stuff cool, sterilised jars with the cabbage. Stuff it down so the liquid rises above the cabbage. Top with an outer leaf to keep the cabbage submerged.
Leave in a cool, dark place for 3-4 days. You'll see bubbles form and the jar will seep liquid hence the need for a plate!
Once it's done store in the fridge and enjoy a tablespoon or so every day.
Please note: If you have a histamine intolerance, this method will produce a product high in histamines. You can get special jars with a valve to lower the histamine content that are suitable. The also reduce the likelihood of mould formation- mouldy ferments need to go in the bin...sorry!
My favourite thing to do is potter about in the kitchen! Me and a million others haha! There's about a billion blogs out there on food so all I want to achieve here is a collection of usable recipes for my clients that are healthy and easy!
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