Danish style red cabbage

    2 hours 5 min

    A lovely side dish, especially for Christmas. Red cabbage pairs with fruit flavours from cherry and lemon juice.

    Samantha's Supper

    Kent, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 whole red cabbage
    • 50g butter, or as needed
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar, or to taste
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced or as needed
    • 150ml cherry or blackcurrant juice
    • salt and pepper

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

    1. Remove the outer leaves of the cabbage and quarter the remainder, removing the stem. Slice finely.
    2. In a large casserole dish (preferably heavy bottomed) melt the butter. Stir in the sugar, mix well then add the lemon juice and a little of the fruit juice. Bring to the boil.
    3. Add the cabbage to the casserole pot and mix well. Cover and steam until the cabbage is tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Be sure to check regularly, stir and add more of the fruit juice as you go along.
    4. For the last 15 minutes, add a good knob of butter, more lemon juice and sugar to taste. Serve.


    This is also nice with the addition of apple or some caraway seeds added.

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    Perfect, just like my Danish mothers red cabbage. She is a great person for improvising, and for some strange reason she used concentrated ribena in her recipe, but this recipe was perfect and tasted us the same as my mothers.  -  29 Oct 2011