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Welcome to our red cabbage recipe. If you've found yourself in a rut with your Christmas vegetables here's an idea that will allow you to try something different whilst not upsetting the Christmas dinner traditionalists. Red cabbage provides a splash of colour, blends well with sweet and sour and is a tasty alternative in its own right.
Don't confuse the cooking of green and red cabbage, I cook my greens for no more than five minutes in boiling water whereas red cabbage requires at least an hour. A whole red cabbage will provide six to eight main course servings but save what you don't use. Refried red cabbage is a terrific accompaniment to a festive supper or cooked breakfast. Try making up red cabbage bubble and squeak with mashed potato on a 1:1 ratio.
The secret to this dish is blending the ingredients, keep tasting at every stage and adjust the precise balance to meet your needs. Variations of this recipe could use; apple, garlic and beetroot.
Our red cabbage recipe is below, all the successful recipes are stored in the Recipe Directory.
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 40 Minutes
Recipes Ingredients: Serves 4-6
1 red cabbage finely chopped
2 shallots finely chopped
4 tbsp of cranberry sauce
1 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp of caraway seeds
A splash of olive oil
A large knob of butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Sarah from Dover emailed to say:
"I've tried several Yourcounty recipes but the Christmas cabbage is a masterpiece, it's now used by family and friends far and wide. Our boxing day brunch is set as cold turkey with refried Christmas Red Cabbage."
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