CURTIDO – SALVADORAN CUISINE

CURTIDO – SALVADORAN CUISINE  Curtido is a delicious fermented cabbage relish. Typically it is fermented for only 4-5 days and then served up with the national delicacy called Pupusas. Which is a corn based / masa harina dough filled with cheeses, refried beans, pork. If you are paleo / primal pupusas are out!!

I prefer a longer ferment for my Curtido, being 10 – 14 days or longer. It is so wonderful eat just by itself or as a side dish for a meal. I love to take a little and put it into a pan of melted coconut oil and then scramble or gently fry a free ranged pastured egg in it. A great start to the day breakfast. Recipe and directions below.

Curtido - Salvadoran Cuisine | Food is Medicine + Home & Health & Faith | The Cedar Hill Chronicles
Curtido – Salvadoran Cuisine – Food is Medicine + Home & Health & Faith | The Cedar Hill Chronicles

 

Curtido - Salvadoran Cuisine | Food as Medicine + Home & Health & Faith | The Cedar Hill Chronicles
Pounding cabbage to bruise and release the juices.

 

Curtido - Salvadoran Cuisine | Food is Medicine + Home & Health & Faith | The Cedar Hill Chronicles
Adding in the rest of the ingredients – ©The Cedar Hill Chronicles

 

Curtido - Salvadoran Cuisine | Food is Medicine + Home & Health & Faith | The Cedar Hill Chronicles
Filling the mason jars. ©The Cedar Hill Chronicles

 

Cutido - Salvadoran Cuisine | Food is Medicine + Home & Health & Faith | The Cedar Hill Chronicles
Packing the Curtido down tight to remove air gaps, using a kraut pounder. ©The Cedar Hill Chronicles

 

Curtido - Salvadoran Cuisine | Food is Medicine + Home & Health & Faith | The Cedar Hill Chronicles
Lids, gaskets, plugs, airlocks and glass weights to turn a mason jar into an anaerobic environment. ©The Cedar Hill Chronicles

 

Curtido - Salvadoran Cuisine | Food is Medicine + Home & Health & Faith | The Cedar Hill Chronicles
All assembled and ready to ferment. It’s wonderful to have tools to turn a mason jar into a fermentation vessel. ©The Cedar Hill Chronicles

 

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