This is a traditional Macedonian winter relish. Combine with every main dish and of course, with rakia :)

stuffed peppers relish

  • 4 kg of peppers (baburi)
  • 10 kg cabbage
  • 8 tablespoons of salt and a bit more for the cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons of grained black pepper
  • 2 l alcohol vinegar 9%
  • 2 l water
  1. Wash peppers, remove handles and seeds so that the edges are smooth.
  2. Finely chop cabbage, add salt and pepper and leave to stay for a few hours to soften.
  3. Strain the liquid from the cabbage by pressing with hand.
  4. Firmly fill peppers with cabbage so peppers maintain shape.
  5. Place stuffed peppers in jars and fill with a mixture of vinegar, salt and water previously boiled and coolen.
  6. Leave for a couple of days covered only with a towel because of fermentation, and then close the lid.