Slow Simmered Cabbage with Apples and Spice
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This heart-warming, belly-satisfying side dish of slow simmered cabbage and apple, spiced with cloves, fennel and anise, is the perfect accompaniment to pork chops or roasted pork loin.
Recipe type: Vegetables, Salads and Sides
This fits: Paleo, AIP, Whole 30
Serves: 2 - 4
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cabbage, finely shredded (4 cups)
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored, quartered and thickly sliced (1½ cups
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 spikes star anise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ home-made chicken stock, or water
  • Optional
  • 1 tablespoon sultanas
  • 50 grams butter
  1. In a large saucepan with a good base, heat the olive oil and sautè the onion until soft.
  2. Add the cabbage and stir until it starts to wilt.
  3. Add the apple, fennel seeds, cloves, star anise, salt and chicken stock or water.
  4. Place the lid on the saucepan, and bring to a slow simmer.
  5. Simmer for at least an hour with the lid on, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot as a side dish with pork.
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