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Does braised red cabbage HAVE TO have vinegar in it?

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mommybunny Sun 24-Nov-19 10:59:46

I have a red cabbage to use up with today’s leg of lamb roast. I don’t usually mind vinegar with my red cabbage but today I just don’t fancy it (it might have something to do with my frustration over Sky’s incompetence which boiled over this morning 🤬). But I can’t find any recipes online for red cabbage without vinegar - even when I use it in the search engine it spits out recipes that all have vinegar!

Any ideas for something with that nice comforting texture without the sour flavour hit?

Many thanks.

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CatUnderTheStairs Sun 24-Nov-19 11:02:49

It keeps the cabbage red. Cider vinegar is less harsh....

Footballmumto3 Sun 24-Nov-19 11:07:29

I melt some butter and add chopped shallots.
Then add mustard seeds until popping, then add finely sliced cabbage. Then a teaspoon each of cumin, turmeric and chilli. half a teaspoon of salt .
Little water. Leave to simmer until soft. Spicey and nicely. A very loose interpretation of a Meera syal pickle recipe . I think hers has tomato puree too. Anyway it’s nice!

SuperLoudPoppingAction Sun 24-Nov-19 11:15:58

It's nice with wine eg marsala and no vinegar imo

Auberjean Mon 25-Nov-19 09:01:02

I've always assumed the wine was in place of vinegar (which was a standard substitution in 1970s Britain, where wine was uncommon).

Canklesforankles Mon 25-Nov-19 09:05:54

You could use a splash of apple juice and some veg stock instead?

SheShriekedShrilly Mon 25-Nov-19 09:07:31

My old family recipe has stewed apple, onion, brown sugar, nutmeg and apple cider vinegar - comes out quite sweet and velvety.

Canklesforankles Mon 25-Nov-19 09:16:12

With red wine www.reluctantgourmet.com/danish-red-cabbage-recipe/

With black current cordial www.cooked.com/uk/Trine-Hahnemann/Quadrille-Publishing/Scandinavian-Christmas/The-Christmas-Eve-feast/Red-cabbage-recipe

With red current jelly, duck fat and beetroot vinegar or brine www.cooked.com/uk/Trine-Hahnemann/Quadrille-Publishing/The-Scandinavian-Cookbook/December/Red-cabbage-recipe

Canklesforankles Mon 25-Nov-19 09:18:20

Just Apple juice here
www.thespruceeats.com/red-cabbage-apple-and-mustard-recipe-435768

I must do some work blush

SirHumphreyDrinkalot Mon 25-Nov-19 09:45:22

Loving the wine idea 🍷

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