Braised red cabbage

This braised red cabbage recipe is a delicious and flavorful side dish that goes perfectly with a variety of main dishes. The combination of tender cabbage, tangy apple cider vinegar and warm spices creates a comforting and satisfying dish.

It is important to note that this particular recipe contains pork and is therefore only suitable for non-Muslims. The addition of pork gives the dish a rich and savory touch and improves the overall flavor and texture. If you want to add a hearty and indulgent touch to your meal, this braised red cabbage recipe is a must-try.

Ingredients

  • 1 small red cabbage (approx. 900g)
  • 1 sliced ​​red onion
  • 70g soft light brown sugar
  • 70 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 150 ml red wine
  • a large piece of butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Tip

Variations: Preserved lemon and cranberry

Place the chopped peel of 1 large or 2 small preserved lemons (remove the markings, pulp and seeds) in a large pot with 100g fresh or frozen cranberries, 1 tsp ground coriander, 6 cloves and 1 tbsp honey. Replace the red wine with 150 ml of cranberry juice, add the other ingredients and cook as in the recipe above.

Twists: Apple and ginger wine

Place 2 chopped apples, 2 star anise, 2 slices ginger and 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice in a large skillet. Replace the red wine with 150 ml of ginger wine, add the other ingredients and cook as in the recipe above.

Variations: bacon, maple and pecan

Heat a splash of vegetable oil in a large pan and fry 4 chopped smoked bacon slices. When crispy, add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, the peeled peel of one orange and 50g of coarsely chopped pecans. Add the other ingredients and cook as in the recipe above.

Preparation steps

  1. Quarter the red cabbage and remove the stalk.
  2. Finely grate the red cabbage.
  3. Place the shredded red cabbage in a large skillet.
  4. Add the red onion, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, red wine, butter and cinnamon stick to the pan.
  5. Season the mixture well.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  7. Cover the pan with a lid.
  8. Reduce heat and cook for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove the lid and continue cooking for 30 minutes until the cabbage is tender.
  10. The braised red cabbage can be kept for two days or frozen for two months.
  11. To serve, reheat the cabbage until piping hot.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
87 1g 1g 12g 12g 3g 1g 0.1g

Equipment and tools

  • Large pan
  • Knife
  • cutting board

Allergen information

This recipe may contain the following allergens:

  • butter (milk)

Storage and leftovers

Leftover braised red cabbage can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Place the chopped peel of 1 large or 2 small preserved lemons (remove the markings, pulp and seeds) in a large pot with 100g fresh or frozen cranberries, 1 tsp ground coriander, 6 cloves and 1 tbsp honey. Replace the red wine with 150 ml of cranberry juice, add the other ingredients and cook as in the recipe above.
Variations: Preserved lemon and cranberry
Place 2 chopped apples, 2 star anise, 2 slices ginger and 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice in a large skillet. Replace the red wine with 150 ml of ginger wine, add the other ingredients and cook as in the recipe above.
Twists: Apple and ginger wine
Heat a splash of vegetable oil in a large pan and fry 4 chopped smoked bacon slices. When crispy, add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, the peeled peel of one orange and 50g of coarsely chopped pecans. Add the other ingredients and cook as in the recipe above.
Variations: bacon, maple and pecan

Health Benefits of Braised Red Cabbage

Braised red cabbage not only serves as a delicious side dish but also offers various health benefits. This vibrant and nutritious vegetable is packed with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that support overall wellness.

1. Rich in antioxidants

Red cabbage is known for its deep red-purple color, which is due to anthocyanin pigments. These pigments act as powerful antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress and free radicals. Antioxidants help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and cognitive decline.

2. Excellent source of vitamins

This recipe contains a small red cabbage, which provides a significant amount of essential vitamins. Red cabbage is particularly rich in vitamin C, which supports the immune system, promotes collagen production and aids wound healing. It also contains vitamin K, which is important for bone health and blood clotting.

3. Rich in fiber

Braised red cabbage contains a lot of fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and prevents constipation. Fiber also helps regulate blood sugar levels, lowers cholesterol, and aids weight management by providing a feeling of satiety.

4. Anti-inflammatory properties

The combination of ingredients in this recipe contributes to the anti-inflammatory properties of braised red cabbage. Cinnamon stick, ginger and cranberries are known for their anti-inflammatory effects, which can help reduce inflammation in the body and relieve the symptoms of inflammatory diseases.

5. Possible anti-cancer properties

Cabbage, including red cabbage, is a member of the cruciferous family, which is linked to a reduced risk of certain cancers. It contains compounds such as glucosinolates, which are metabolized in the body into cancer-fighting substances. Regular consumption of braised red cabbage can help prevent cancer.

When making braised red cabbage, there are also several variations you can try to give it additional flavors and benefits:

Twist: Preserved lemon and cranberry

Adding preserved lemon and cranberries to the recipe adds additional antioxidants, vitamins and unique flavors. The cranberry juice in this variant offers additional health benefits related to urinary and cardiovascular health.

Twist: apple and ginger wine

The combination of apple, ginger and ginger wine in this version gives the dish a refreshing touch. Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory and digestive effects, while apples give the braised red cabbage more fiber and important nutrients.

Twist: bacon, maple and pecan

For a savory and sweet twist, you can add bacon, maple syrup, and pecans to the recipe to boost the flavor. However, it’s important to note that this variation can increase the calorie and fat content of the dish, so moderation is key.

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