Red cabbage with mulled Port & pears

Red cabbage with mulled Port & pears

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 2 hrs


Serves 8
This braised cabbage side is a super healthy and versatile dish with a rich, deep-red colour enhanced by the addition of the Port

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal102
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.03g
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  • 1 large red cabbage, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 200ml port
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • pinch ground cloves



    The dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a wide variety…

  • 2 star anise
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    star an-eese

    Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 pear, diced



    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…


  1. Put all the ingredients except the pears in a large pan and cover with a tight- fitting lid. Cook on a low heat for 1 hr, then stir through the pears. Cover and cook for 1 hr more until the cabbage is really tender. If at any point the cabbage looks dry, add a splash of water. If there is still liquid in the pan at the end, turn the heat right up to evaporate it. Season with a little salt and serve. The cabbage can be prepared ahead and either chilled or frozen. Then reheat in the pan or in a microwave.

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Comments (2)

reidjan's picture

made for Christmas day, love the pears and can cook in advance, heated up easily and tasted great

bethocallaghan's picture

lovely take on the normal red cabbage recipe.

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