Festive Red Cabbage…..Perfect For Your Christmas Day Feast.

By Simon  ,   ,

December 16, 2014

Slowly cooked, red cabbage, sweet red apple, red onion, fresh pomegranate juice, a hint of Christmas spice, rich ruby port. "A voila"..... A festive dish just perfect to adorn your table for your Christmas day feast.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yields: 1


1 Large Red onion

1-2 Dash Ruby port

Scattering Sea salt

2 Medium Red apples

1 Large Red cabbage

2-3 Splash Red wine vinegar

4 Heaped tbsp Dark brown muscavado sugar

2 tsp Ground allspice

750 ml Pomegranate juice

1 Scattering Cardamon Pods

2 Heaped tbsp Redcurrant jelly


Heat a dash of oil in a large flameproof casserole dish with a lid.  Add the thinly sliced red onion, season with salt and fry for about 5 minutes, just to soften.  Add the unpeeled apple chunks, discarding the cores, ruby port, brown sugar and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes.  Add the shredded red cabbage, red wine vinegar and stir gently to combine.  Add the allspice, cardamon, redcurrant jelly and pomegranate juice and combine well.  Let it all come to a rolling boil, turn down the heat to the lowest flame, cover with a lid and gently simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring every now and then.  Season just before serving.

The festive red cabbage can be made well in advance of the big day and will store in a non metallic container in your fridge for 2 to 3 days ready to be re-heated.  This is a great way of developing deep rich flavours of this epic accompaniment to your Christmas day feast. Can also be frozen for up to 3 months,


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