WALNUTS AND SPICES WRAPPED IN CABBAGE LEAVES

In this recipe we will show how to make a popular Georgian dish of walnuts and spices wrapped in cabbage leaves. It is quite spicy so you may want to reduce the quantities of spices or omit some.

Walnuts Wrapped in Cabbage Leaves

Ingredients: 1 medium size cabbage, 250 grams of walnuts, 1 tsp dried Blue Fenugreek, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of ground red pepper, 1 tsp dried marigold, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 tbs of white wine vinegar, salt and pomegranate seeds (for garnish).

Ingredients for Walnuts Wrapped in Cabbage Leaves Recipe

Preparation: Grind the walnuts and garlic together (we used a meat grinder).

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Add the crushed walnuts and garlic to a mixing bowl and add the spices, salt, white wine vinegar and 3-4 tbs of water.

Spices for Walnuts Wrapped in Cabbage Leaves Recipe

Mix thoroughly until the mixture looks like the picture below.

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Boil water in a deep (preferably cast iron) pan, add 1 tbs of salt and add the cabbage. Leave in the water for 5 minutes. The aim is to soften the cabbage leaves not boil them. Rotate the cabbage to enable all of the leaf area to soften.

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Remove the cabbage from the pan and carefully peel off the leaves using the back of a spoon.

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Cut the ‘spines’ from the leaves. Be careful not to cut the leaf.

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The prepared leaves should look like the picture below.

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Spread the nut mixture onto each cabbage leaf, fold the edges to form a ‘parcel’ and carefully roll it lengthwise  The process is shown in the pictures below.

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Serving: Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve cold.

Walnuts Wrapped in Cabbage Leaves Recipe

Enjoy your walnuts and spices wrapped in cabbage leaves!

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One Response to “WALNUTS AND SPICES WRAPPED IN CABBAGE LEAVES”
  1. Carole says:

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to dishes using cauliflower and/or cabbage. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . It would be great if you checked out some of the other links – there are some good ones already. Cheers

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