Creamed savoy cabbage with cider, apple and cumin

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 55 minutes

Serves: 4 as a side


2 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, thinly sliced
2 tsp cumin seeds, plus extra to garnish
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
250ml dry cider
1½ tbsp cider vinegar
500g savoy cabbage, leaves sliced 2cm thick
1 apple, thinly sliced
1 tsp salt
100ml crème fraîche


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then add the onion and 2 tsp cumin seeds. Cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until the onions are soft and starting to caramelise.

2. Stir in the garlic for a few seconds, then pour in the cider and vinegar. Add the cabbage and apple and mix everything together. Add the salt, bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes until the cabbage is soft.

3. Stir in the crème fraîche and simmer over a low heat for 2 minutes more. Check the seasoning and grind in plenty of black pepper. Sprinkle with some more cumin seeds before serving. LH