Festive Braised Red Cabbage with Apple, Dates, Pomegranate and Pistachios
Gorgeous colours in a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with ham or turkey. Red cabbage, apple and dates, simmered in a balsamic cream dressing and sprinkled with pomegranate and pistachios.
A railroad titled recipe here guys. But I didn’t want to leave out any of these amazing ingredients. Who would have thought cabbage could be such a delicious and festive side dish? Well, it is. Simmered in a pomegranate flavoured balsamic cream dressing, it cooked into an amazing sweet and sour combination. You can play with the sweetness to tartness ratio according to your own taste buds, by adjusting the vinegar. It goes really well with turkey and also pork or ham, which makes it an ideal festive side option.
The really great thing about this red cabbage is the fact that it gets better the next day, or even the day after. The flavours have time to mingle and meld, and the whole thing matures into an amazing concoction that you will want to eat with everything. I’ve had it in sandwiches with ham and brie (just the memory has me drooling now), as an accompaniment to a cheese and deli meat platter, and last night I plopped some next to my grilled salmon and mashed potatoes. It made the perfect partner to the fish as its tartness cut through the slightly fatty taste that salmon sometimes has.
The colours and type of ingredients might put this on the festive menu, but it’s definitely a dish you will want to enjoy all winter.
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