HozOboz presents today a cult recipe of Alsatian cuisine - choukrut, which will be to the taste of all lovers of pickled (fermented) and stewed vegetables, flavored with an abundance of meat products.
In Europe, the Germans have always been leaders in the cultivation of cabbage, as well as in the preparation of a large assortment of dishes from this vegetable, the cruciferous family. But the first written mention of a special sauerkraut was found in French archives in the 15th century, and in the 16th century it could be found in almost all monastic refectory books.
The classic choucrute, whose recipe has been protected by a special geographical right since 2012, along with Parmegiano Reggiano cheese, champagne, cognac, Parma ham and other world-famous products, has precisely these, German and French, long historical roots.
A special commission has identified a number of features by which fresh cabbage shukrut has the right to such a name:
Since hozOboz is not located in Alsace, but it is very curious to try cabbage shukrut according to a recipe close to the original, all the requirements of the Alsatians approved in 2012 will be violated, because not Alsatian, but local farm products produced thousands of kilometers from Alsace.
As part of this dish, vegetables and meat products are successfully combined in a large assortment, which allows us to talk about the balance of fiber and protein. Shukrut is an optimally high-calorie dish that decreases in calories due to the high content of low-calorie cabbage. Natural apple wine is a source of iron, and carrots in goose fat are a good way to get digestible carotene.
In addition to dry white grape wine, sparkling and apple wines, with the same composition of ingredients, beer can also be used, getting a completely different taste of choukrut. You can experiment with meat products, achieving some new notes in a popular dish prepared based on Alsatian cuisine. Or try to find an opportunity to travel to some Alsatian village to cook up a classic version with local products, learning the taste that has been cultivated for several centuries. HozOboz hopes you enjoyed Alsatian cuisine and the opportunity to experiment with the products available in your market. Now you have all the instructions to make delicious choukrut. Have a great gastronomic experience!