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Boiled bacon with cabbage & carrots

Boiled bacon with cabbage & carrots

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  • Serves 6

A classic. Boiled bacon is always well received, whatever the occasion, but we especially love the leftover sandwiches the next day!

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal694
fat57g
saturates23g
carbs9g
sugars8g
fibre3g
protein36g
salt4.51g
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Ingredients

  • 1.3kg piece smoked bacon
  • 1 onion , peeled and studded with 6 cloves
  • large bunch herbs tied together, including bay, thyme and parsley stalks
  • 1 bunch new-season carrots (about 12 in total), scrubbed and trimmed
  • 2 pointed cabbages , trimmed and each cut into 6 wedges

For the mustard sauce

  • 150ml stock , from the bacon
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 3 tbsp English mustard
  • handful fresh curly parsley leave, chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Place the bacon in a stockpot with the onion and herbs, then cover with water. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 45 mins, topping up with water if needed. Add the carrots, then continue to cook for 15 mins. Ladle 150ml stock into a smaller saucepan; set aside. Add the cabbage wedges to the stockpot, then continue to cook everything for another 10-15 mins until the cabbage is tender, but not overcooked.

  • STEP 2

    While everything is having its final cooking, make the sauce. Pour the cream into the 150ml stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for a few mins, then whisk in the mustard and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the meat from the stock, then carve into thick slices. Serve on a platter with the cabbage and carrots, and moisten with a trickle of stock. Serve the sauce in a jug and some boiled and buttered new potatoes on the side.

RECIPE TIPS
WHY NOT TRY...

Using the leftover stock from this recipe to make a hearty broth with more shredded cabbage, lentils and chopped-up chunks of leftover bacon.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2008

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