This is a great way of serving red cabbage as an accompaniment to many dishes – and it’s even great to eat on its own, maybe with some extra nuts?
And of course, all the main ingredients you need are in this month’s Share Fresh Vegetable Box!
- 1 Red cabbage
- 2 shallots or 1 onion
- 1 small apple (optional)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons (30g) brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) dark soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) wine or cider vinegar
- 2 star anise
- 1 large or 2 small fresh red chillies
- 50g roasted cashew nuts, chopped
- 1 tablespoon (15ml) sesame oil
- Cut the red cabbage into quarters, remove the stalk from the centre, and then shred it by slicing each quarter thinly (about 5mm slices)
- Slice the shallots or onion finely
- Peel the apple (if using) and slice that finely too
- Chop the garlic
- Slice the chillies finely (be careful to hold the chillies with a piece of kitchen paper while you chop and wash your hands immediately afterwards!!)
- Put all the ingredients except the cashew nuts and oil into a saucepan that has a well-fitting lid
- Bring the saucepan to the boil (you’ll get the hit of the vinegar) and immediately turn down the heat to a slow simmer
- Simmer the cabbage mixture for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure everything is mixed and it’s not cooking too fast.
- Stir in the chopped nuts and oil, remove the star anise (if you can find them!) and serve!