Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cabbage and Orange salad with pine nuts (Insalata di cavolo e arance con pinoli)

Dear Friends, first of all I want to remind you that this weekend you can meet us at the "Italiaanse Dagen" Italian Food Fair in Rosmalen, The Netherlands (Europe) together with our Italian wine specialist partner Purapassione. We will present some traditional products from the Italian region Abruzzi (Zafferano from l'Aquila, Hand made Tuna in olive oil, Crema di Pecorino, Caciotta allo zafferano etc..) and delight the pulic with some of our most famous Appetizers and Bruschette. If you live in the neighbourhoods... come visit the Myitaliacuisine stand, you will receive a warm welcome!
For all the other friends here is a new recipie! A quick and easy salad with two products that apparently have nothig in common: Cabbage and Orange, melted with a vinegrette made of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic vinegar from Modena, Honey, French mustard, grated fresh ginger and sprinkled with roasted pine nuts and a pinch of pepper...what else? It is simply delicious. Dedicated to my friend Bernice.

Serving 4
Half Pointed Cabbage (or another variety of green cabbage)
2 Medium oranges
2 Tbs Pine nuts
3 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar from Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena)
3 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbs Honey
1/2 teaspon strong french mustard (or 1 teaspoon of mustard)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 small piece of fresh ginger root
Unrifined grey sea salt to taste


Cut the cabbage in fine julienne.

Peel and cut the oranges in slides. Collect the juice.


Preserve the orange juice in a cup.

Peel and grate a teaspoon of fresh ginger root. 


Add 2 Tbs oil, 2 Tbs vinegar, mustard, oil, a pinch of salt, grated ginger and orange juice in cup. Stir it very well. 


Roast the pine nuts in a frying pan.

 Pour 1Tbs oil and 1 in vinegar in a salad serving plate.

Cover with the cabbage julienne.

Add the orange slides, trying to make a nice decoration, pour the vinegrette on the salad, Sprinkle with the roasted pine nuts, a good pinch of pepper.

Your salad is ready! Buon appetito!

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