Braised red cabbage is one of the tastiest Christmas side dishes. There are many variations of this terrific trimming, but we love how crunchy cooking apples and soft brown sugar give this recipe a caramelised sweetness. The balance of juniper berries, bay leaves and ground black pepper blend together perfectly to ensure distinctly festive flavour.
Top tip: a tangle of braised red cabbage goes great in a turkey sandwich, with a dollop of cranberry sauce for good measure.
Heat the oil and fry the onion until soft.
Add the sugar and apple and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
Stir in the red cabbage, vinegar, Juniper Berries, Bay Leaves and sultanas. Cover and simmer gently for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season with Salt and Pepper. Remove the Bay Leaves and serve.