About this recipe: Sarmale is a meal that is traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve. Pork, rice and vegetable are rolled in cabbage leaves to make plump little parcels. Of course, you can eat them anytime of the year.
Are similar to parsnips, but lighter in colour. The flavour and texture is a mixture of turnip, carrot and parsnip. If unavailable, substitute in turnips or parsnips.
Hi, I tried this recipe as I had way too much cabbage to eat. It was really tasty and fun to make. However the quantities in the recipe gave me about double the amount of filling I could possibly use. I would recommend this recipe but with half the quantities. It was by far the most interesting recipe I found for excess cabbage! thanks to the poster RodicaG - 17 Nov 2013
Great recipe! This recipe goes great served with sour cream. As a variation and for added flavor, when cooking it, use half water and half borsch (Romanian and maybe Russian stores offer it..., a sour delicate-flavored liquid). If not available, you can add a Tbsp of lemon juice. I grew up making and eating "sarmale". - 21 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great Romanian recipie. Top it with sour cream while on your plate. - 23 Jun 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)