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    Red cabbage & caraway soup with horseradish

    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten Free
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 55 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Serves: 4


    50g unsalted butter
    2 onions, finely chopped
    2 celery stalks, finely chopped
    1½ tsp caraway seeds
    1½ tsp tomato purée
    500g red cabbage, cored and finely shredded
    1 large dessert apple, peeled and finely chopped
    2 tbsp red wine vinegar
    2 tbsp caster sugar
    1½ litres fresh vegetable or chicken stock
    ¾ tsp salt
    4 tbsp crème fraîche
    4 tsp grated horseradish (fresh or from a jar)
    2 tbsp chopped chives


    1. Melt the butter in a large stainless steel saucepan. Add the onion, celery and caraway with a pinch of salt. Sweat over a gentle heat for 8 minutes, until starting to soften. Add the tomato purée and cook for 1 minute, then stir in the cabbage and apple. Cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes over a low heat, stirring occasionally.

    2. Stir in the vinegar and sugar, then add the stock and salt; stir together. Cover, bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together the crème fraîche and horseradish in a bowl with a pinch of salt and set aside.

    3. Using a stick blender, whizz the soup until as smooth as possible (if necessary, you can push it through a sieve with a ladle, until only a couple of spoonfuls of pulp remain in the sieve; discard the pulp). Season with black pepper and add more salt if needed. Ladle into bowls, swirl in a blob of the horseradish cream and sprinkle with the chives before serving. LH 

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    This recipe first appeared in the Harvest section of Waitrose Food, December 2016 issue. Download the Waitose Food app for the full issue


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