Christmas Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Christmas Recipe by Jamie Oliver | Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage


  • 1 kilo cabbage
  • Smoked bacon 4 slices
  • Rosemary 3 sprigs
  • Butter 20 g
  • Fennel seeds 2 tablespoons
  • Dried prunes 100 g
  • 2 apples
  • Balsamic vinegar 8 tablespoons
  • 1 clementine

Cooking Instructions:

  1. First up, take 4 slices of smoked bacon and roughly cut them. Then, place a casserole style pan on medium heat. Fry your bacon off with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. We will render out beautiful natural fat from the bacon. Next, add fresh rosemary leaves from 3 sprigs. Rosemary will absorb fat from the bacon and, then, become very crispy.
  2. While your bacon is cooking, take a nice whole red cabbage, about 1 kilo in weight. Split your cabbage into halves and then, finely chop it.
  3. When crispy, remove your bacon and rosemary with a slotted spoon, leaving behind the fat. Then, add 20 g of butter. Next, add 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds, along with 100 g of dried prunes.
  4. Add your cabbage into the pan. Chop 2 chopped apples and add them into the pan. This will give an amazing sweetness to this dish. Then, add 8 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.
  5. Finally, place the lid on and cook for 20 minutes on medium heat. Before serving, add 2 tablespoons of clementine juice.
  6. Serve this delicious cabbage in a large bowl. Add crispy bacon with rosemary on top.

See: Other Christmas Recipes by Jamie Oliver

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