We were lucky enough to be given a red cabbage from my girlfriends parents allotment at the weekend, so I thought I would do some braised red cabbage with apple. I remember having this one Christmas when my grandparents came over, and for years afterwards my nan was going on about that "Exotic cabbage" we had at Christmas time.
I have also made this before without all the spices, just leave them out if they are not to your taste. It is a variation of a recipe from Delia Smith, so pretty much always works well.
- 1 red cabbage
- 1/2 cooking apple
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1/2 onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Knob of butter
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Season and then mix up all of the apple, spices, onion, garlic and sugar in a pan with a tightly fitting lid. Add the vinegar and dot the butter on the top.
Cook with the lid on tightly on a very low hob heat for about 45 minutes and then serve.