Romanian style stuffed cabbage rolls

Ciao, welcome back to my blog!

Today I am going to share with you a traditional Romanian recipe called Sarmale, which is a delicious winter comfort food.

This is our first attempt to make them but I must admit they turned out very nice and pretty close to the ones we had in his native little town.


Disclaimer: if you'll try to make them, the pickled cabbage really stinks once opened, but no worries, it is not gone bad.


The weird smell is caused by the fermentation process (similar to the German Crauti or kimchi) which is by the way super healthy for our gut, but it will go away once the dish is ready.


Highly recommended rustic recipe to impress your guests when we will be finally able to have someone for dinner again!


Find more of my Romanian recipes below:

-Romanian pickles

-One-pot ciulama

-Romanian stuffed bell pepper soup

Romanian style stuffed cabbage rolls