Pork with braised red cabbage & pears

Pork with braised red cabbage & pears

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

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Serves 4

A comforting family supper dish of mustardy pork and fruity cabbage

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  • 500g red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled and cut into chunks
  • small piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 50g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 450g pork fillet, trimmed of all visible fat
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard

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  1. Put the cabbage, pears, ginger, stock and vinegar into a pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat. Cover, then gently cook, stirring occasionally, for 40 mins. Stir in the walnuts.
  2. Split the pork fillet almost in half down its length, then open out like a book. Rub on all sides with the oil and smear with mustard. Grill for 15 mins, turning once, until the pork is browned and just cooked. Cover with foil, rest for 2 mins, then slice and serve with the cabbage.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2008

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claudmc's picture
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This was really good but I wouldn't add the stock the next time. I would use more balsamic vinegar and just add water. I felt it didn't need the stock at all. Also, I let it cook for over an hour, found 40 minutes wasn't long enough.

redcard's picture

sounds fab - going to try it at weekend

innocenttwin's picture
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I really enojyed this recipe I added a cinnamon stick to the cabbage and it tasted lovely. There was way too much cabbage for four, but i did keep it and use it another night it went nicely with a tuna steak.

imicola's picture
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The cabbage and pears were really nice, and smelt amazing when cooking because of the ginger! However, as is usual with any red cabbage dish I ever make, there was far too much cabbage (probably enough for 8 people). I used a whole, small red cabbage - perhaps half would have been sufficient!

annie0176's picture
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This was a big hit with my family - absolutely yummy. My kids won't eat pickled red cabbage and were a bit dubious about trying this, but they did and loved it. The pear and cabbage go really well together and I would do this as a vegetable dish to serve with other things too. Highly recommended!