Return to listing

Quick Stir-fried Spiced Red Cabbage with Apples

Red cabbage is wonderfully versatile – you can cook it long and slow and it seems to go on improving, or in the recipe below the opposite: fast cooking to retain some crunchiness and bite. Either way the apples and spices are essential. If you want to make this in advance it's one vegetable that doesn't mind being re-heated.

 
 

This recipe is adapted from the book Delia Smith's One is Fun!

Method

First you need to shred the cabbage quite finely into ¼ inch (5 mm) shreds, discarding any tough stalky bits (including the root). Chop the apple quite small too but leave the skin on (it improves the flavour).

Now in the large, heavy-based frying pan melt the butter and oil over a medium heat, then stir in the onion and cook it for 2-3 minutes before adding the apple and garlic.

Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, then turn the heat up to high, add the cabbage and stir-fry it by keeping it on the move with a wooden spoon, so that it all comes into contact with the heat at the base of the pan.

After 5 minutes or so it should have shrunk a bit, so at this point sprinkle in the spices and a seasoning of salt and pepper, then turn the heat down and let it go on cooking for a further 10 minutes, stirring it once or twice during that time.

Bite a piece to see if it's tender and when it's ready, turn the heat up again, sprinkle in the sugar and vinegar.

Stir everything thoroughly, then serve.

Menu suggestion Serve with Sausages Braised in Cider with Sautéed Apples and Mashed Potatoes with Sage.

 

Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com
 
 

Related recipes


Bangers Braised in Cider Serves 2-3

Bangers Braised in Cider

Pork, cider and apples were made for each other, which is why they combine beautifully in this wonderful autumnal recipe. Simply add mash...

 
 
Mashed Potato with Sage Serves 2

Mashed Potato with Sage

Make the most of the 'old' potato season with this fluffy creamy mountain of lovely mash – flavoured with sage and a little spring onion it's brilliant.

 
 

 

 




 
Forums
Popular topic
Latest post
Ask Lindsey... Mincemeat
23 Nov 2014 13:45
Coffee Break Atypical
22 Nov 2014 23:03
Food and travel Venice
11 Nov 2014 09:07
Ingredients SALTED WALNUTS
22 Nov 2014 21:33
Can Anyone Help? Christmas puddings
22 Nov 2014 19:17
Books Video
21 Oct 2014 19:59
Equipment For Christina
15 Nov 2014 14:55
Gardening Gardening
28 Oct 2014 21:33
 
NetObserver
CMS solutions by REDtechnology.com