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Sausages with braised red cabbage

Method

  • Blanch the sausages in simmering water until just firm to the touch. Then drain well and set aside.
  • Heat a little oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and fry the bacon.
  • At the same time, heat the butter with a little fresh oil in a heavy-bottomed pot. Add the cabbage and toss to coat well and wilt a little. Then add the apples, raisins, brown sugar, red wine, vinegar, orange juice and zest, seasonings and bacon. Toss well, turn the heat right down, tightly cover and gently simmer for 45-60 mins until tender.
  • While the cabbage is cooking, brown the sausages in a thin layer of oil. Then bury them in the cabbage and cook for another 30 mins, adding a little stock or water if needed.

Ingredients

  • 8 thick country-style sausages
  • olive oil
  • 4 rindless bacon rashers, chopped
  • a knob of butter
  • 1 red cabbage, cored & finely sliced
  • 2-3 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled & sliced
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • juice & grated rind of 1 large orange
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • chicken stock (or water)

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