Red cabbage with mulled Port & pears

Red cabbage with mulled Port & pears

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 2 hrs

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 large red cabbage, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced

    Onion

    un-yun

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

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

    Clove

    klo-ve

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

  • 2 star anise

    Star anise

    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

    Pear

    pair

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

Method

  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
5

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

bethocallaghan's picture
5

lovely take on the normal red cabbage recipe.

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