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Christmas spiced red cabbage

Christmas spiced red cabbage

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 8
This classic side can be made up to two days in advance. For maximum flavour, cook the cabbage down really well over a low heat until it's really sticky

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal82
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.06g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large red cabbage (about 1kg/2lb 4oz)
  • 25g butter

    Butter

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  • 2 red onion, finely chopped
  • finely grated zest and juice 1 orange

    Orange

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  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 150ml port
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

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Method

  1. Peel off the outer leaves of the cabbage, then cut into quarters and slice out the core. Use a sharp knife or the slicing attachment of a food processor to thinly slice the cabbage.

  2. Heat the butter in a large saucepan, then tip in the onions and gently fry until softened, about 5 mins. Add the orange zest to the pan along with the cinnamon stick, then cook for 1 min more. Add the shredded cabbage, then pour over the port, red wine vinegar, orange juice and 150ml water. Bring up to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pan and cook for 45 mins-1 hr until the cabbage is softened.

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Comments (19)

jamgeorge's picture

So easy to make a few days enforce and reheat on the day, tasted delicious.

roy batty's picture

just in the process of making this, smells and looks good :)

LStevens78's picture

Just made this ready for Christmas lunch. It was a bit bland so I have added a couple of dessert spoons of brown sugar hoping it will liven it up a bit. We shall see!

mp04oj's picture

I added dried cranberries and toasted pecans.

cjwraight's picture
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This was ok, I wasn't impressed as I thought it lacked flavour despite putting more port and vinegar in, and deffo needs a tablespoon of sugar. The bf liked it though. An ok recipe

fionadaughton's picture
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Made this according to the recipe, and it was horrible - ended up in the bin. It's a shame, as have made red cabbage for Christmas before which was lovely but unfortunately couldn't find the recipe and thought this would be the same. Definitely a big no.

whoissalma's picture
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Made for xmas lunch and got rave reviews. Best cabbage recipe I have used.

bdwwelton's picture
5

Another great recipe. Made in advance as suggested, and enjoyed the time it freed up on Christmas day. Better than the M&S ready-made equivalent!

madeitwithlove's picture
5

Sorry forgot to star rate it, done now. Happy Christmas everyone.

madeitwithlove's picture
5

Made this for Christmas 2010 and will be making it again this christmas. Yummy yum, I can eat it by the spoonful!

pinpin79's picture
5

Loved this dish and it freezes well (really needs to as it makes a huge amount!)

covlocks's picture
5

I have made this for the past 4 years and serve it with Rudolph Pie for either a nice late Chrstmas Ever meal or a New Years Eve Party Meal.

I dont change the recipe - its great as it is.

zetallgerman's picture
4

Made this last weekend as a "test run" for Xmas Eve... everyone loved it and it reminds me of the way my grandmother used to cook "Rotkraut" back home in Germany. I needed to add a bit or brown sugar but I guess that's individual taste.

mchamb's picture

Added S&P to the recipe to bring out the flavours

littlelouise's picture
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I have made this for christmas this year and frozen it. Before freezing it tasted (and smelled) lovely. I will be adding some raisins, when heating up, as suggested above too!

soraya's picture
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Can only say excellent. The best recipe for red cabbage that have ever tried. Did add a spoonful of balsamic vinegar as suggested by above comment.

hollywatts's picture
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I did this on Christmas day and it was lovely, everyone enjoyed it - especially loved the Cinnamon in it

lindaroos's picture

Add a handfull of raisins. Children especially love this.

doshis's picture

hi i used 1tbls of basamic viniger instead it was nice hope you try it doshis

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