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Fresh ginger, juniper berries, cloves, mustard, red wine and lemon: the perfect spiced red cabbage, packed with flavor! Hope you like it as much as we did!

Spiced Red Cabbage & Veal Sausages

Course Main Course
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 2
Calories per serving 649 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 veal sausages
  • 1 lb fresh red cabbage (450 g)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves peeled
  • ½ cup red wine (120 ml)
  • 1 cup water (240 ml)
  • ¼ fresh lemon
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp strong mustard
  • 2- inch fresh ginger (5 cm), peeled
  • 1 tbsp dried juniper berries
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • a handful fresh parsley or tarragon, chopped
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Add the thyme, bay leaves, peeled ginger, garlic cloves and a splash of olive oil to a large pan, one that has a lid.
  2. Fresh ginger, juniper berries, cloves, mustard, red wine and lemon: the perfect spiced red cabbage, packed with flavor! Hope you like it as much as we did!
  3. Place the pan over medium-hight heat and fry the ingredients for 2 minutes. Then add the juniper berries, cloves and fennel seeds. Season with a pinch of pepper and salt.
  4. Fresh ginger, juniper berries, cloves, mustard, red wine and lemon: the perfect spiced red cabbage, packed with flavor! Hope you like it as much as we did!
  5. Cook gently for 3 minutes. Then in the meantime slice the red cabbage finely and add this to the pan as well.

  6. Fresh ginger, juniper berries, cloves, mustard, red wine and lemon: the perfect spiced red cabbage, packed with flavor! Hope you like it as much as we did!
  7. Stir and add the red wine, water and lemon.
  8. Fresh ginger, juniper berries, cloves, mustard, red wine and lemon: the perfect spiced red cabbage, packed with flavor! Hope you like it as much as we did!
  9. Bring the cabbage to a good boil. Then turn the heat a little lower. Put a lid on the pan and braise the cabbage for 40 to 50 minutes until soft. Stir regularly. Then add the brown sugar, mustard and butter.
  10. Fresh ginger, juniper berries, cloves, mustard, red wine and lemon: the perfect spiced red cabbage, packed with flavor! Hope you like it as much as we did!
  11. Stir and cook for another 20 minutes. In the meantime bake the sausages in a little olive oil until golden and cooked through.
  12. Fresh ginger, juniper berries, cloves, mustard, red wine and lemon: the perfect spiced red cabbage, packed with flavor! Hope you like it as much as we did!
  13. In the end add the freshly chopped herbs to the braised cabbage.
  14. Fresh ginger, juniper berries, cloves, mustard, red wine and lemon: the perfect spiced red cabbage, packed with flavor! Hope you like it as much as we did!
  15. It should be very soft and smooth by now. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt, mustard or brown sugar to taste if necessary. Scoop the cabbage onto deep plates and top with the baked sausage. Serve hot.
  16. Fresh ginger, juniper berries, cloves, mustard, red wine and lemon: the perfect spiced red cabbage, packed with flavor! Hope you like it as much as we did!