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Winter spiced sweet & sour braised red cabbage in a small pink dish

Winter spiced sweet & sour braised red cabbage

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 8 - 10

Add mulled spices – red wine, cinnamon and star anise – to red cabbage to make it extra-festive. This makes a great side dish for a Christmas feast

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: Per serving (10)
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal73
low infat1g
saturates1g
carbs13g
sugars13g
fibre3g
protein1g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 red cabbage (about 1kg), quartered and finely shredded
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 150ml red wine vinegar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • large knob of butter

Method

  • STEP 1

    Tip the cabbage into a large pan with the sugar, vinegar, cinnamon and star anise. Season well. Put over a medium heat and bring to a simmer, then cover, reduce the heat and cook for 1 hr, simmering gently and stirring occasionally.

  • STEP 2

    Remove the lid, turn the heat up to medium and continue cooking for 20 mins, uncovered, until tender and the liquid has reduced to a sticky syrup. Once cool, will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for three days or frozen for up to two months. Reheat over a low heat. Stir in the butter before serving.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2021

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