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Recipe: Spiced red cabbage with salted almonds

Recipe: Spiced red cabbage with salted almonds

  • Meal Type

    Salad
  • Servings

    6
  • Occasion

    Christmas

Turn this rather humble vegetable into a star with this quick recipe. Ideal as a side for chargrilled beef steaks, ham steaks or roasts.

  • 30g butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • ½ medium red cabbage
  • 1 cup red wine
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • salted almonds
  • ¼ cup flaked almonds
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp flaky sea salt
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme

1. Heat butter and oil in a large saucepan and saute onion and caraway 2-3 minutes on a gentle heat until onion is softened.

2. Add red cabbage, wine and vinegar. Simmer 15-20 minutes until soft and wilted. Add sugar, water and zest and cook a further 10 minutes until syrupy and tender.

3. For salted almonds, toss them in oil, salt and thyme in a pan until toasted and fragrant.

Tip: Adding the wine and vinegar before the sugar sets the colour. Without some acid content, red cabbage will turn blue when cooked.


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