Danish Christmas red cabbage

    1 hour 30 min

    In Denmark it is traditional to serve a cooked pickled red cabbage for the Christmas Eve dinner. This is my mum's, and it is so easy to make and will be a great side dish to any roast duck, turkey or goose. When reheating, I like to add a tablespoon of black currant jam to enhance the flavour.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 small red cabbage, cored and shredded
    • 400g sugar
    • 500ml vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 750ml water

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Place the cabbage in a large saucepan, and stir in the sugar, vinegar, salt and water. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer over medium heat for 1 hour. This can be served immediately, or chilled and reheated later in smaller portions.

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    Just like Farmor used to make it  -  23 Dec 2016


    Tried the Chritmas Red Cabbage recipe. Fantastic and so easy to do.x  -  10 Oct 2016


    Really enjoyed the taste of this, and will use again  -  31 May 2014