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Round stobá – braised white cabbage

door Linda Terrizzi

The kolo stobá is a delicious, classic Antillean dish. It is nice and familiar and most will have fond memories of it.

This dish proves once again: The European influences can also be found in Antillean cuisine. The kolo stobá could almost have come out of a Dutch cookbook (although most Dutch people are not fond of pork tail and salt meat). This stewed cabbage can be served with rice or funchi.

take your time

The secret of a good one stobá It is of course in the long preparation time. By simmering the stew on a low heat for a very long time, the meat falls apart almost by itself and the vegetables become wonderfully soft.

These dishes are therefore preferably suitable for a (lazy) Sunday afternoon, if you do not have to look at the clock.


In addition to white cabbage, this stew contains (of course!) salt meat and pork tail. Can you really not get used to the latter? No problem: you can leave it out or replace it with extra salt meat.

In all cases, cook the meat before you start, otherwise the stobá soon too salty.

In addition, a number of other vegetables and herbs are used that together form a delicious sauce. Of course, this is explained in detail in the recipe. The recipe, as it is in the book, is for about 6 people.

Kolo recipe stobá

The recipe of this classic Antillean stobá can be found in our cookbook 'The complete Antillean kitchen'. Did you know that there are no less than 300 (!) recipes in that book from the kitchen of Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao?

It is the result of 7 years of research and we now finally dare to say that we have really “captured” Antillean cuisine in its entirety. Click on the image below to learn more about the book:

the complete antillean kitchen cookbook jurino ignacio

Which recipes are online?

Do you regret that the recipe for the colo stobá is only in our book and do you already want to get started with a tasty, Antillean stew? These recipes are on the site & can therefore be made immediately:

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Round stobá - stewed white cabbage the Antillean way (with salt meat)
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