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Braised Red Cabbage

I couldn’t have Christmas dinner without red cabbage. This one tastes just right with a little port and a hint of cinnamon. It also freezes very well, so you can make a large batch and portion into freezer bags. Just defrost and microwave on Christmas day for a tasty side dish.

This would also go well with some roast duck or a good steak, with maybe some pomme dauphinoise on the side.

Finely sliced 1 large red cabbage (about 1kg) and add to a large saucepan. Add 2 finely sliced red onions. Now add 150ml port, 150ml water, the juice and zest of 1 orange, 1 cinnamon stick and  2 star anise. Stir to combine and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and leave on a gentle simmer for 1 hour.

Serves 8.