Red Cabbage is one of those vegetables which looks so vibrant in its raw state, but which tends to leech colour if you just boil it as a side dish. This recipe not only brings out a wonderful sweet flavour, but gives the cabbage a brilliant, deep red shine!
Sweet Red Cabbage
1 small onion, chopped
1 tblsp olive oil
1 heaped tsp brown mustard seed
1/2 head of red cabbage, chopped
1 eating apple, grated
1 tblsp balsamic vinegar
1 tblsp red wine vinegar
1 tblsp water
An extra dash of balsamic vinegar
Fry the onion and mustard seeds in the oil, over a medium heat, until the onion has softened. Add the cabbage and apple, stir and fry for about 5 minutes. Add the two vinegars and water, put the lid on the pan and cook for about 20 minutes, until the cabbage has softened. Keep an eye on the cabbage, and if it dries out, add some more water. Once the cabbage is cooked, add a dash of the balsamic and stir just before serving.