Wedding cabbage

Wedding cabbage

This is a dish whose history can be traced back to the Middle ages. The name is derived from the fact that the dish was most commonly prepared for the weddings or similar big feasts that require amounts of food that can feed large number of people. It gets it best flavour if cooked long, in big amount in the clay pot in an open fire. I first had this dish during the first cooking tour to Serbia in autumn 2014, when we explored the cuisine of Western Serbia. We visited the village Zlakusa that is famous for more than 3 centuries old tradition making clay pots, one of two villages in the world where this kind of clay is found. We made a large wedding cabbage in 10l pot that has been cooked for more than 3 hours. This recipe is adjusted for modern kitchen utensils.