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    Braised red cabbage with Christmas spices

    This recipe tastes even better made in advance, as it allows the flavours to develop.

    • Vegetarian
    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 1 hour
    • Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Serves: 8


    1 small red cabbage
    25g butter
    1 large onion, finely sliced
    ½ tsp ground allspice
    ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
    1 Bramley apple, peeled, cored and grated
    4 tbsp red wine vinegar
    2 tbsp light muscovado sugar
    2 tbsp redcurrant jelly


    1. Finely slice the cabbage, discarding the core and any tough leaves. Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until soft, but not browned.
    2. Stir in the spices, then add the cabbage, apple, red wine vinegar, sugar and 100ml cold water. Stir until thoroughly combined and the sugar has dissolved. Season generously.
    3. Bring to the boil, then cover tightly and simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is very tender and the liquid has evaporated. Stir in the redcurrant jelly and allow to melt.

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