i did some research and decided to make some traditional Finnish meals, including Kaalikaaryleet – stuffed cabbage leaves. I stuffed the blanched leaves with a mixture of ground beef, jasmin rice, onion, minced cabbage, garlic, allspice, nutmeg, and an egg to hold it all together. I sautéed each little bundle in butter until golden, then baked them uncovered with some cabbage cooking broth, cream, and some golden syrup. I served them with lingonberry jam, mashed potatoes, and fresh shelled peas sautéed in butter. Mmmm!  

   We both liked the stuffed cabbage. I think I would add a lot more spice next time, but it was still good. 


2 thoughts on “Kaalikaaryleet”

  1. Wow! I am deeply impressed by the fact that you made kaalikääryleet, or kåldolmar as we say in Swedish.It is one of my favourite traditional dishes and once a year I make my mom make them. Glad that you enjoyed Tallinn and have fun inte forest! 🙂 PS. heat the sauna to 80 degrees – it gives a better experience!

    1. Thanks Yvonne😊 I made a refrigerator version of maustekurkku this morning to be served with the wood grilled salmon I plan to make tonight! I hope it goes as well as kaalikääryleet. We heated the sauna to 70 degrees last night… Whoa it was hot. We had to take lots of icy lake breaks😳 🇫🇮

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