- 2 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 2 onions, halved and sliced
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 30 juniper berries, chopped
- 1 red cabbage (about 1kg), quartered, cored and shredded
The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon or 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 3 tbsp light muscovado sugar
- 600ml vegetable stock, made with 2 stock cubes
- 2 firm pears, peeled, cored and each cut into 8 wedges
Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…
Heat the oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onions and sauté for about 8 mins. Stir in the garlic and juniper and cook for 1 min more. Add as much cabbage as you can and cook, stirring, until it starts to soften, then make room for more and add the rest with the cinnamon, vinegar, sugar and stock.
Give everything a good stir, then cover the pan and leave to cook over a low heat for 35 mins, stirring occasionally and checking it isn’t catching on the bottom of the pan.
Add the pears and cook for 10-15 mins more, depending on their ripeness. If freezing, cook for just 5 mins. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for 1 week.