Cook1 hr 10 mins
I lived in PA Dutch area for several years in my mid teens and although very, very different from Japanese cooking, I fell in love with some of the local specialties such as sauerkraut, beet eggs, sauerkraut and pork, pot pie (chicken stew with homemade thick noodle) or botpie, numerous relishes and pickles, and ice cream made from local milk. This dish is a bit more to it than the regular braised sauerkraut with onions and in my opinion much tastier one with a greater depth of flavor.
- Heat the oil in a deep nonreactive saucepan.
- Add the mustard seed and sizzle until they pop and begin to turn gray, about 1 minute.
- Turn down the heat to medium low and add the sliced onions and cover. Let the onions sweat for 10 minutes, then add the stock, sauerkraut, ginger, and juniper berries.
- Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour.
- Add the chopped pepper as a garnish and serve immediately.