Spiced Red Cabbage (Microwave Recipe)

Make spiced red cabbage with apples (or pears) in the microwave in a fraction of the time it would take to make it on the stove top. It not only saves time and fuel, but also frees up valuable space on the hob which is especially useful at Christmas when you may be cooking lots of other recipes in saucepans, such as cranberry or bread sauce and vegetables. Freezes very well so an excellent choice to make in advance.

Spiced Red Cabbage (Microwave Recipe)
Cooking and prep time: 30mins Serves 4


400g/14oz Red Cabbage, finely shredded
2 Dessert Apples, quartered, cored and cut into 6mm/ ¼ - inch thick slices
1 Medium Red Onion, finely chopped
The Juice of ½ a large Orange
3 tbsp Cider Vinegar
1 teasp Ground Cinnamon or Allspice
4 tbsp Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Water
Salt and Black Pepper


Place all the ingredients in a large microwaveable bowl and mix thoroughly to ensure the sugar and spices are well distributed throughout the mixture.

Cover with microwave clingfilm, pierce a few times with a small knife or fork and cook on high for 10 minutes.

Remove from the microwave, peel back the film, stir well, replace the clingfilm and continue cook on high for a further 10 minutes.

NB The exact timing will depend on how finely you shredded the cabbage and the wattage of your microwave. You may need an extra 5 minutes or so just bear in mind that the finished cabbage should be very soft.

After the complete cooking time, remove from the microwave, stir well, re-cover and allow to stand for five minutes before serving.

Courtesy of www.Recipes4us.co.uk