Red cabbage with apples and sultanas Recipe

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  • Vegetarian

serves:

4

Skill:

medium

Cost:

cheap

5-a-day:

1

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

2 hr 15 min
(plus overnight chilling)

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories Array kCal 0%
Fat Arrayg 0%
  -  Saturates Arrayg 0%

Apples and sultanas give a fruity kick to this red cabbage side dish. It requires overnight chilling – but it’s worth the effort, especially if you’re making it for your Christmas dinner

Ingredients

  • 35g (1¼ oz) unsalted butter
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 50g (1¾ oz) sultanas
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 pinches freshly
  • Grated nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 3tbsp dark muscovado sugar
  • 3tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 Bramley apples, cored
  • and cut into large chunks
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Salt and black pepper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F, gas mark 2). Melt the butter in a large heavy-based casserole dish over a low heat and cook the onions and sultanas for 5 mins, stirring occasionally, until the onions have started to colour. Add the remaining ingredients, except the apples and orange zest, and cover with a tight-fitting lid.

  • Transfer to the oven and cook for 1½ hrs, stirring at half-hour intervals. Remove from the oven and stir in the apples and orange zest, then return to the oven for a further 30 mins. Allow to come to room temperature, cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • Just before serving, reheat over a medium heat for about 15 mins, until piping hot. Season to taste.

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Top Tip

After overnight chilling, you can reheat the cabbage in the microwave if you prefer. Make sure it's piping hot before serving.