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Braised Red Cabbage with Apple & Chestnuts

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Ingredients

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For the Braised Red Cabbage with Apple & Chestnuts :
1 slab Butter
1 large or 2 small ones onions
1 red cabbage
1 green apple
1 tsp ground all spices
a pinch grated nutmeg
3 tsp muscovado sugar
red wine – half a glass
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp red currant jelly
100 gm boiled chestnuts
For Boiling the Chestnuts :
Water as needed
100 gm chestnuts
salt to taste

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple & Chestnuts

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 1 hr 5 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • For the Braised Red Cabbage with Apple & Chestnuts :

  • For Boiling the Chestnuts :

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Braised red cabbage with apple & chestnuts is a dish meant for special occasions like Christmas dinners!

Let’s have a look at how this dish is made.

Health Benefits

Braised red cabbage with apple & chestnuts is a dish which is full of fiber due to the presence of red cabbage.

In addition, red cabbage is known to be very beneficial for skin and eyes.

It also helps in weight loss and strengthening your bones. However, this recipe uses jelly and sugar which can have adverse effects on your health if eaten in excess. Therefore, you should eat it in moderation.

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How to Make Braised Red Cabbage with Apple & Chestnuts

For Boiling the Chestnuts

  1. Take a large pot.
  2. Add 6 to 7 glasses of water in it.
  3. Add salt.
  4. Add chestnuts in the pot and let them boil.
  5. Fork the chestnuts to check if they are done.
  6. Set these aside until they are needed for the braised red cabbage with apple & chestnuts.

For the Braised Red Cabbage with Apple & Chestnuts

  1. Take a large pot.
  2. Put it on low heat and melt the butter into it.
  3. Slice onion into large pieces and throw it into the pan.
  4. Cook the onion until it turns translucent and slightly golden brown.
  5. Remove big cabbage stems and chop it into thin slices.
  6. Add the cabbage into the pot.
  7. Take the green apple and peel if off.
  8. Remove the seeds and grate the apple.
  9. Add it into the pot as well.
  10. Add the boiled chestnuts into the pot.
  11. Season the ingredients with ground all spices, a pinch of grated nutmeg and muscovado sugar.
  12. Add red wine and water into the pot.
  13. Mix everything well.
  14. Cover the pot and let the braised red cabbage with apple & chestnuts cook on low heat for at least an hour.
  15. After an hour, remove the lid and add red currant jelly into the pot.
  16. Coat the braised red cabbage with apple & chestnuts with the jelly and serve it out into a large dish!

Trivia

  • Red cabbage is considered as a natural dye for both clothes and food.

Red cabbage can also be used as an indicator to differentiate between several acids and bases.

Noel Zola

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