It’s a staple dish and most people have their own version. I keep to a few simple ingredients and cook it in a big pan on the top of the stove so I can stir it gently every now and then enjoying the aromas as the flavours develop. Keeping the sugar levels down makes it a good recipe if you’re watching your calories. All of this is less than 800 calories and is plenty for four people. Great for freezing too.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 red onion, peels and thinly sliced
- 2 small or 1 large apple, cored and sliced thinly
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
- 4 heaped tsps dark brown sugar
- 1/2 red cabbage (about 600g), shredded
- 100ml cider vinegar
- Salt & pepper
- 2 tsps pomegranate molasses (optional)
What to do
- Heat the oil in a deep frying pan that has a lid.
- Fry the onions gently for 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, apple, nutmeg and sugar. Turn it over to coat it all.
- Add the cabbage, vinegar and seasoning, stir and put the lid on turning the heat down to let it gently cook for an hour and a half.
- Look at it ever now and then, stirring it gently and adding a splash of water if it starts to dry out.
- Check the seasoning, stir in the pomegranate molasses and serve.