1、Quick pickled cabbage

Transform red cabbage into a speedy side dish that's quick enough for everyday, but delicious enough to serve to dinner party guests

Quick pickled cabbage recipe

Ingredients

Method

Put the onion in a saucepan with the vinegar, sugar and juniper berries. Heat until the mixture is boiling and the onion is starting to soften, around 10 mins. Add the mixture to the cabbage, stir well and leave to cool completely. Chill until needed.
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2、Pork & apple burgers with pickled red cabbage

The combination of apple, pork and sage rarely fails - and this freezable recipe is no exception to the rule
Pork & apple burgers with pickled red cabbage recipe

Ingredients

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Snip the tops off the sausages and squeeze the meat out into a bowl. Stir through the grated apple and sage, then shape into 4 patties. Place the burgers on a baking sheet and cook for 25-30 mins or until golden and cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the vinegar and sugar together with some seasoning. Stir to dissolve the sugar before stirring in the onion, cabbage and mustard. Leave to stand and soften while the burgers finish cooking. Place a burger in each roll and top with some pickled cabbage, serving any extra on the side.

3、Pickled red cabbage

A colourful accompaniment to cheese or meat, this infused pickle can also be jarred and given as a gift
Pickled red cabbage recipe

Ingredients

Method

  1. Place the shredded cabbage in a colander over the sink and sprinkle with salt. Leave for 2-3 hours, then drain and wash away the salt. Pay dry with a clean tea towel.
  2. Put the vinegar, wine, sugar, peppercorns and bay leaves into a big, wide saucepan and simmer until the liquid has reduced by about half. Set aside for 10 mins to infuse.
  3. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug or bowl, and discard the peppercorns and bay leaves. Put the cabbage and mustard seeds into a big bowl, and then pour the strained liquid over. Transfer the cabbage and pickling liquid into sterilised jars and seal. Will last for a month in the fridge.

4、Quick braised cabbage with pancetta

If you don't fancy Brussels Sprouts at Christmas opt instead for family-friendly Savoy cabbage
Quick braised cabbage with pancetta recipe

Ingredients

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sizzle the pancetta until crispy. Sprinkle over the sugar and splash in the vinegar. Stir the cabbage into the pan, then pour over the stock. Simmer it all for 10 mins until the cabbage is tender but still slightly crunchy.

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