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    Port-braised spiced red cabbage

    You can cook this dish ahead and reheat on the day just before serving.

    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes
    • Total time: around 2 hours

    Serves: 8


    50g unsalted butter
    1 red onion, finely sliced
    1 red cabbage, quartered and finely shredded
    2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 2cm cubes
    5 tbsp demerara or caster sugar
    100ml red wine vinegar
    100ml ruby port
    2 star anise
    2 cinnamon sticks
    2 blades mace


    1. Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC, gas mark 4. Melt the butter in a large, lidded flameproof casserole dish then add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until soft.

    2. Add the remaining ingredients, stir well and cook for 10 minutes until bubbling. Cover and place in the oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until meltingly soft.

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