Cabbage stewed with carrots, apples and onions with added raisins and bacon to lift the flavours and take them to a new dimension. This recipe is super easy and fairly quick to make; it doesn’t call for any unusual ingredients and it makes a truly delicious meal.
- 1 large cabbage ~600g
- 1l chicken stock
- 200g smoked bacon pieces
- 4 carrots ~300g
- 3 apples ~400g
- 2 onions ~250g
- 100g raisins
- 1tbsp dill
- 3 bay leaves
- 1/4tsp allspice
- 250ml double cream
- Sea salt – to taste
- Fresh ground pepper – to taste
- Olive oil
- Chilli flakes (optional)
Thinly slice the onions.
In a large heavy bottom frying pan heat up a little bit of olive oil and fry the onion. After 2-3 minutes add the bacon bits and fry until the onions are well caramelised and the bacon crisp.
Whilst your onions and bacon are cooking chop the cabbage, then peel and grate the carrots and apples. You can, as I do, leave the skin on the apples if you want as they really don’t have to be peeled.
Prepare a large cooking pot and add to it: cabbage, carrots and apples together with onions and bacon bits; then add stock. Season with salt (about 1/2tsp at this time), add allspice and bay leaves.
Stew on a medium heat for about 1 hour.
Taste the cabbage and add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Add dill and cream, stir well and bring back to boil.
Serve with potatoes or a nice slice of your favourite bread.
If the stew is too sweet to your liking add some chilli flakes, they would balance sweetness perfectly and give a little kick.
This recipe is inspired by a cabbage stew my Gran used to make. She would prepare it with chicken and tomatoes and put giant handfuls of fresh dill on top. We always make such good memories in the kitchen, don’t we?
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To celebrate the launch of the new range, they are offering the entire Prestige Vintage Collection worth £340 in a choice of either red or blue as a competition prize. All you have to do it to share your favourite kitchen memory via the Prestige Facebook app.
I am submitting my cabbage stew memory
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