Red cabbage with mulled Port & pears

Red cabbage with mulled Port & pears

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(3 ratings)

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
    Red cabbage on a plate

    Red cabbage

    red cab-idge

    A favourite winter vegetable served hot with roasted game birds but equally good as a colourful…

  • 1 large onion, sliced
    Onion

    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
    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 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 pears, diced
    Pear

    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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reidjan
27th Dec, 2011
5.05
made for Christmas day, love the pears and can cook in advance, heated up easily and tasted great
bethocallaghan
24th Dec, 2011
5.05
lovely take on the normal red cabbage recipe.
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