Cabbage With Smoked Ham

Cabbage With Smoked Ham

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A traditional Romanian recipe that can be made with pickled cabbage or fresh cabbage, and uses ham or if you can get it, gammon.


Serves: 6 

  • 150g smoked ham, diced
  • oil, as needed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 cabbage, shredded
  • water, as needed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons borscht or lemon juice
  • chopped fresh dill

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Fry the ham in oil for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then cut the onion, grate the carrot and stir them into the saucepan with the ham
  2. Put the shredded cabbage in the saucepan with the ham and add water to cover everything. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, cover the saucepan with a lid and let it simmer.
  3. When the cabbage is boiled add the beef stock cube, the tomato paste and the borscht or lemon juice then let it simmer for anther 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Just before serving add the chopped dill.

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