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Slow-cooked cabbage with lemon

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Slow-cooked cabbage with lemon

Starter Serves 5 1h 20 min
This cabbage dish is very simple to make and goes well with sausages, ham, or slow-cooked pork. The lemon brightens this winter vegetable and bring out its natural sweetness.


  • 1kg white cabbage
  • 1 lemon
  • 75g lightly salted butter
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 1h 10 min
  • Step 1

    Slice the cabbage into strips about 1cm wide, discarding the tough core.
  • Step 2

    Pare the zest from the lemon in wide strips and squeeze out the juice.
  • Step 3

    Melt the butter in a saucepan large enough to take all the cabbage. Add cabbage, lemon zest, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Step 4

    Turn to mix, then cover tightly and cook over a low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally until the cabbage is meltingly tender and all the liquid it has exuded has been reabsorbed or evaporated.
  • Step 5

    If it still seems a little watery after an hour, remove the lid and let it bubble quietly for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Step 6

    Add the lemon juice, cover and cook for a few minutes longer. Adjust seasoning.

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