Still looking for that perfect Thanksgiving side dish this year? We’ve got you covered; Sauerkraut with Apples.
It’s tang perfectly counters the round, hearty flavors of such Thanksgiving staples & sauerkraut heated on the grill (for a kiss of smoke) can make an excellent accompaniment to roasted chicken, wild game, or sockeye salmon. Aside from its versatility and great taste, sauerkraut is a well-known ‘superfood,’ recommended atop the list of foods to include in a healthy diet.
The nice thing is that you can season it many ways, like this:
We buy a high quality pre-made sauerkraut. A good purchase will be loaded in probiotics, which can help to regulate gut health. Place it in a strainer and rinse well to get the extra salt off. While the excess water is draining, slice a sweet red apple (gala, braeburn, or fujis do nicely). Put them in the bottom of a glass baking dish. Add the sauerkraut and coat with 1 cup red wine vinegar. Add a tablespoon of allspice, or cinnamon. Toss thoroughly and bake on indirect, medium-high heat, around 450F for 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally. The smell will be fantastic, and if you let it get a bit extra-done on the edges, you’ll have it perfectly good and slightly sweetened.