Red cabbage with port, prunes & orange
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 8
Flavour red cabbage with port, prunes and orange for an indulgent festive side dish that delivers two of your 5-a-day. It can be made in advance and frozen for up to three months
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Heat the butter in a casserole dish until sizzled to a nutty brown. Add the onion and fry for 15 mins over a medium heat until soft and starting to colour.
- STEP 2
Tip the remaining ingredients into a large pan and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Put in the oven for 1 hr, then stir, cover and cook for a further 1 hr until the cabbage is tender. If it looks dry, add a splash of water; if there’s still liquid in the pan once cooked, turn the heat up until it evaporates. Season with a little salt and serve. Can be prepared up to three days ahead and chilled or frozen for up to three months; reheat in the microwave or in a pan on the hob.
PATIENCE IS KEY
Be patient with this red cabbage dish – the longer you cook it, the richer and spicier the end result.