Seasonal spiced cabbage

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Seasonal spiced cabbage
Make it easy at Christmas with this spiced side which can be made in advance.

1 large red cabbage

25g butter

2 red onions, finely chopped

1 red apple, cut into small chunks

Finely grated zest and juice 1 orange

1 cinnamon stick

150ml port

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Peel off the outer leaves of the cabbage, then cut into quarters and remove the core.

Use a sharp knife or the slicing attachment of a food processor to thinly slice the cabbage.

In a large saucepan, heat the butter then tip in the onions and gently fry until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add the orange zest to the pan along with the cinnamon stick, then cook for 1 minute more.

Add the cabbage, then pour over the port, red wine vinegar, orange juice and 150ml of water.

Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pan and cook for 45 minutes-1 hour until the cabbage is softened.

Toss over the apple chunks.

Serve as a side at Christmas.


Preparation Time
25 minutes

Cooking Time
60 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Fruit, Alcohol, Vegetables, Spice

Recipe Type
Side Dish

Level of Difficulty

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