Recipe: braised red cabbage


1 lb (500g) red cabbage, washed and finely shredded

3 oz (75g) red onions thinly sliced

4 oz (100g) grated cooking apples

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

2 oz (50g) raisins

salt and freshly ground pepper, and a bay leaf studded with a clove.


Mix everything together, place in a buttered casserole, cover with buttered greaseproof paper and a tight fitting lid. Cook in a moderate oven for 1 ½ to 2 hours, stirring occasionally until the cabbage is tender. A slice or two of smoked streaky bacon can be added if liked. This can be prepared in advance and frozen then thawed and reheated.

 Paul Cleave