Christmas red cabbage

Christmas red cabbage
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Ready in 40 minutes

What’s the best way to cook red cabbage? Like this! Every Christmas dinner plate needs this side. Our easy peasy recipe, with apple and raisins, is made by adding all the ingredients to a casserole dish then cooking in the oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
131kcals
Fat
6.1g (3.5g saturated)
Protein
2.3g
Carbohydrates
17.7g (16.6g sugars)
Salt
1g
Calories
131kcals
Fat
6.1g (3.5g saturated)
Protein
2.3g
Carbohydrates
17.7g (16.6g sugars)
Salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter, plus a little extra to garnish (optional)
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 cooking apple, peeled, cored and very roughly diced
  • 1 small to medium red cabbage, up to 1kg, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves
  • Handful dried fruit such as raisins, or even apricots

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/fan130°C/gas 2. Melt the butter in a casserole or large baking tray and fry the onion until tender, without letting it brown.
  2. Add the other ingredients, stir well and add 100ml of water. Cover with foil or a lid and cook in the oven for 30 minutes – check it after 15 minutes – until the cabbage is soft, sweet and sour. Check the seasoning. You may wish to serve it garnished with extra butter.

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