As you know, I’m big on fermented foods and cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, kale and cabbage). Combine the powerful detox-friendly properties of glucosinolates (sulfur-containing compounds these veggies are super rich in) with the wonderful healing properties of probiotics and you’ve got a health and beauty powerhouse.
I adore all things fermented (from miso to kimchi and coconut kefir) so of course I’m a big sauerkraut fan. I’ve done all kinds of variations on this cultured food classic but this version is the one I like most. It’s got just the right combination of flavor, spice and ease.
- 1 large head of cabbage
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 inch piece of ginger
- 1 tablespoon of Celtic salt
- 2 jalapeño peppers
- Cut the cabbage in four parts and slice into thin strips using a mandoline slicer.
- Soak the cabbage in a solution of 50% vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Rinse well.
- Slice the peppers and peel the ginger and garlic.
- Place the prepped peppers, ginger and garlic in a food processor and pulse until you obtain a nice chunky paste.
- Add the paste and salt to the shredded cabbage and store in a half gallon mason jar.
- Fill with water (make sure the cabbage if fully submerged) and store in a dry and well ventilated kitchen cabinet or pantry.
- Let the sauerkraut sit for five days (or more), then refrigerate. The fermentation will slowly continue in the fridge.
9 thoughts on “Spicy Sauerkraut”
Can’t wait to try this recipe, thank you for sharing! I love spicy sauerkraut more than normal sauerkraut and so does my family!
I love how fresh it looks! Must try.
I was thinking of using Chinese cabbage for this, I wonder if it would still taste good. I’ll keep you posted!
I can live on this forever haha! Thanks for the recipe
This looks easy enough to do. I can definitely wing this! Lol, thanks Ndoema 🙂
I’m tired of restaurant sauerkraut! Looking forward to more of your kitchen adventures.
Thank you for including the recipe! Dying to try this really soon.
Thanks for including a link to your slicer. I’m always crazy about your kitchen tools!
My husband adore’s kimchi. For sure he would love this!