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WEEK 1

Red cabbage with chocolate

For 6 servings | Preparation:12 hours - Cooking time: 45 to 60 minutes 

Ingredients

Additional kitchen equipment

Ingredients

1/2 head red cabbage 
2 cinnamon sticks 
salt & pepper 
360g caster sugar 
1/2 vanilla pod 
1 teaspoon juniper berries 
2 cloves 
2 star anise 
7.5dl red wine 
7.5dl orange juice 
2 apples 
some water 
100g dark chocolate 

Additional kitchen equipment

mandoline 
paper coffee filter 
kitchen string 
grater

STEP ONE

Remove the outer leaves of the red cabbage, quarter and thinly slice (using the mandoline). Put the sliced red cabbage in a large bowl and combine with the cinnamon sticks. Season with salt and pepper. 

STEP TWO

Scrape out the vanilla seeds using the back of the knife. Add the vanilla seeds to the bowl containing the red cabbage. Put the emptied vanilla pod half in a paper coffee filter together with the juniper berries, cloves and star anise. Tie the filter firmly with a piece of kitchen string and push it into the sliced cabbage, half-way down the bottom. 

STEP THREE

Sprinkle 1/3 of the caster sugar over the red cabbage and pour in both the orange juice and the wine. Leave to marinate for 12 hours. Grate the apples and add to the marinated red cabbage. 

STEP FOUR

Tip the remainder of the sugar into a frying pan and stir in the water. Cook over a medium heat until a light caramel forms. Add the red cabbage and apple mixture to the caramel, together with the marinade. Leave to stew, stirring regularly. As a final touch just before serving, add some dark chocolate to taste. 

Did you know

Red cabbage is the ideal accompaniment to saddle of hare, pork, crispy pork belly or bacon and wild duck. If you are preparing red cabbage as a vegetarian dish, it pairs perfectly with puffed grain and fried wild mushrooms with green herbs.