Red Spring Spice-Kraut Sweet and warm. Crunch and munch

First produced: 
Fermentation time:  42 days
Average fermentation temperature:  17°c
Red Spring Spice-Kraut

Description

This is a spicy sauerkraut (or lightweight kimchi?) with a lot of utility. The mild late-winter and early-spring weather has created enough acidity to sour (or “sauer”) it up but there are still delicious sugary notes retained in the red cabbage (which typically has around 20% more sugar than green cabbage) and carrot.

The sweeter notes of the cabbage and carrot give way to a slow-building medium-heat that’s ever to moreish. The presence of the spring green garlic and ginger bring a little extra pizazz.

The inclusion of two pre-fermented ingredients (garlic scape and serrano chilli) brought a lot of healthy lactic acid bacteria into the ferment which really helped achieve complex acidity in these cooler months.

Ingredients & Sourcing

  • Red Cabbage
    • Proportion of total by weight: 60%
    • Source: Rocky Top Farm 🌿
    • Origin: Penna, TAS
  • Carrot
    • Proportion of total by weight: 34%
    • Source: Bio Farm 🌿
    • Origin: Forth, TAS
  • Spring Garlic
    • Proportion of total by weight: 1%
    • Source: Rocky Top Farm 🌿
    • Origin: Penna, TAS
  • Ginger
    • Proportion of total by weight: 1%
    • Source: Organic Produce Wholesaler (variable) 🌿
    • Origin: QLD
  • Garlic Scape (pre-fermented)
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.8%
    • Source: Rocky Top Farm 🌿
    • Origin: Penna, TAS
  • Serrano Chilli (pre-fermented)
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.6%
    • Source: Fat Carrot Farm 🍏
    • Origin: Oyster Cove, TAS
  • Korean Red Chilli
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.3%
    • Source: Spice Wholesaler 🔮
    • Origin: Korea
  • Salt
    • Proportion of total by weight: 2.3%
    • Source: Tasman Sea Salt
    • Origin: Swansea, TAS

Legend

🌿 A Certified Organic ingredient.

🌻 A Biodynamic ingredient grown to a Demeter Certification.

🍏 An "organically grown" ingredient. No use chemical of fertilizers or sprays as far as we know. Not certified.

🔮 A conventionally produced ingredient. May contain trace chemicals or pesticides.

👩‍🌾 A wild harvested ingredient. Sustainably harvested. May contain trace chemicals or pesticides.

An ingredient outside the food code and not subject to certification criteria. May contain trace chemicals or pesticides.