Whole spiced roasted red cabbage with pears
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1 Hour 40 Mins
Price: 52p per serving
- 1 whole red cabbage (1kg)
- 25g butter, softened
- Zest 1 orange
- 450ml dry cider
- 30g soft brown sugar
- 50ml balsamic vinegar
- 1 heaped tsp mixed spice
- 1 star anise
- 4 cardamom pods, bashed
- 2 bay leaves, plus extra to garnish
- 2 ripe but firm pears, peeled and grated
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 20g dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
Cut 2cm off the bottom of the cabbage. Stand in a 26cm-deep round ovenproof dish. Mix the butter and zest and spread over the cabbage.
In a large jug, mix together the remaining ingredients and pour around the cabbage. Cover the dish securely with foil and cook in the oven for 1 hr 30 mins, uncovering for the last 30 mins of cooking.
Serve the cabbage whole or alternatively slice into wedges, with the onion mixture arranged over. Then garnish with the bay leaves.