Spirited Cooking is another one off foodblogging event hosted by slashfood. Very appropriate at this boozy spirited season:)
I guess it is too late to put forward my penne alla vodka - very popular in my kitchen during 2005 - or ubiquous Estonian kama truffles seasoned with our national creamy liqueur. Assuming it has to be something recent and seasonal, I put forward our Christmas food staple: sauerkraut. And instead of cooking it simply with a large chunk of pork, I made a delicious hotpot with beer.
(Õlles hautatud hapukapsad)
Source: Postimees, December 2005
1 kg fresh sauerkraut
100 grams of sugar or honey
1-2 tsp salt
300 ml porter or other dark strong beer
300 ml apple juice
a generous pinch of caraway seeds
50 grams butter
Mix all ingredients in a large saucepan and put on a medium heat. Simmer, stirring every now and then, until the cabbage is slightly golden and soft.
Serve with fried or roasted black pudding/blood sausages and pork roast and roasted potatoes. Or turkey, if that's what you usually have on your Christmas table.
Head over to SlashFood for the round up of the Spirited Cooking event!