Recipe For Red Cabbage

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I was interested to read that the colour of red cabbage is affected by the pH value of the soil in which it grows. Acidic soil leads to the cabbage leaves being more purple and alkaline soil results in leaves which are greenish-yellow coloured. The colour range includes blue leaves and if you cook red cabbage without adding vinegar, the colour will change to blue.

Red Cabbage With Cuban Style Pork Chops
Red Cabbage With Cuban Style Pork Chops

In 2014 I started seeing a new hairdresser who worked from home. I had to drive in the opposite direction to where I lived to support her. But, as she was married to Dave’s engineer, I thought it was worth it. She charged R180 to cut my hair and I had to see her every six weeks. She stopped working shortly before having a baby and I needed to find someone new to cut my hair. At the same time a young lady opened her salon across the way from my beautician. As she is within walking distance of my house and her price was more than reasonable I decided to give her a try. She also doesn’t mind cutting my hair shorter, so I only see her every eight weeks. For my dad’s 70th birthday I had some blue steaks put into my hair. I thought they looked quite funky and for six weeks Dave didn’t notice the colour! My next hair cut coincided with a rainy day and the last thing I felt like doing was going home and dying my hair in the cold. Tiffany said she would do it for me at a nominal cost of R75. So, for a princely sum of R190 I’m now having my hair cut and coloured and I think it’s an absolute bargain.

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I have been craving red cabbage and bought a huge head of cabbage to make for Dave and I to enjoy. I love how the colour changes and the soft texture of the cabbage is somewhat inviting and moreish. As I was making a Cuban dish I decided to add some traditional Cuban spices to my cabbage. I would not make so much again as this recipe is enough for a side dish for 8 people! If you want to turn this into a Germanic style dish swap out the cumin for cloves.

Red Cabbage
Red Cabbage


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Red Cabbage
 
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Red cabbage is a great vegetable side dish to serve with pork due to its natural sweetness when cooked
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Ingredients
  • 15mls olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1kg red cabbage, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 250mls red wine
  • 250mls chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 5mls ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 15mls arrow root
  • 30mls water
Method
  1. Place the oil into a large frying pan and heat over a medium temperature
  2. Add the onions and sauté until soft
  3. Add the cabbage and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Add the wine and cook until all the wine has evaporated
  5. Add the stock and season generously
  6. Add the cumin and bay leaf and reduce the temperature
  7. Simmer for 30 minutes
  8. Adjust the seasoning and simmer for a further 15 minutes
  9. Place the arrow root into a small bowl and mix with the water until completely combined
  10. Remove the bay leaf and stir in the arrow root
  11. Increase the temperature and bring to the boil for 5 minutes
  12. Adjust the seasoning and serve
Recipe Information
Serves / Makes: 8

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28 thoughts on “Recipe For Red Cabbage

  1. I love red cabbage and will try your recipe using cumin and arrow root next time – thanks for the tip. My mum always added a sour apple (Braeburn would be fine) to it.

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    1. I will try it with apple next time Barbara 🙂

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  2. I love red cabbage, and use it in many of my recipes. Loving this side dish! Would give it a go sometime!
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    1. Hope you do Anu 🙂

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  3. This looks and sounds delicious and the recipe seems really approachable. I’ll have to give it a try soon!
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    1. Enjoy Nathan 🙂

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  4. Whaaat? Your hubby seriously didnt notice blue streaks in your hair for 6 weeks? Thats so funny. 🙂
    And I love me some red cabbage. YUM!

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    1. It was very funny!

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  5. This is a fantastic & easy side dish to make. 🙂
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    1. It really is Eloise 🙂

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  6. That’s so fascinating to learn about the color of red cabbage. Very interesting tip about how vinegar changes the color of the cabbage. This is a great recipe, as red cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables. I’ll have to make this very soon. Thanks 🙂
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    1. Hope you enjoy the spices I used 🙂

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  7. Finding a great haidresser is the best, loosing a great hairdresser is a disaster. Fingers crossed mine is not going anywhere and I have the ‘friend’s’ price. I grew up with this recipe. I do love the color as well.

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    1. I like that you get the ‘friends’ price!

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  8. Big fan of red cabbage
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    1. Me too 🙂

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  9. That’s hilarious that your husband didn’t notice that you dyed your hair blue! Also I love red cabbage and your recipe looks like a winner 🙂
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    1. I know! I think I might do it again for when we go overseas 🙂

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  10. Sounds like a great side dish Tandy, love the color. I am still trying to find a good hairdresser………
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    1. I wish you luck with that Cheri 🙂

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  11. I always think cabbage is pretty! I live in a big cabbage area where you must eat cabbage or you just don’t fit in. Looks great Tandy! I don’t grow my own but I should consider for next year.

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    1. Let me know if you plant your own Laura 🙂

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  12. We usually just have red cabbage in coleslaw, or at christmas, but I really need to try cooking with it a few different ways.
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    1. I love it in coleslaw but it has been so cold here I have needed something warmer to eat with dinner 🙂

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  13. oooh, yum! I haven’t had red cabbage in forever but this looks like the perfect side dish for so many meals.
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    1. We ate is with a lot of meals as it made so much 🙂

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  14. Wow I didn’t realise that’s made it change to blue but I do know that sometimes happens to me. Thanks for the scientific tip-I actually bought red cabbage today! 😀
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    1. Enjoy! And let me know what colour this one turns 🙂

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