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Chinese Braised Red Cabbage

Category: Side Dishes

Serves: 8 people

Preparing time: 00:10

Cooking time: 00:40


1 each large red cabbage, finely shredded

2 each red chillis, finely chopped (remove the seeds if you do not like too much spice)

Thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely shredded

4 each whole star anise

3 each garlic cloves, thinly sliced

100ml rice wine vinegar

2 tbsp light soy sauce

50g sugar

1 tsp sesame oil

Cooking Method

Step 1

Put all ingredients, except the sesame oil, into a large saucepan with a lid and gently bring to a simmer over a medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes with the lid on.

Step 2

Check the cabbage regularly, stirring each time, and if necessary, add a splash of water if the cabbage starts to dry out.

Step 3

Once the cabbage is cooked, remove the lid, and turn up the heat to reduce any liquid in the pan to a sticky glaze.

Step 4

Serve the cabbage piping hot and drizzle with the sesame oil once you’ve served the cabbage in a large serving bowl.

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