Sticky Ginger Red Cabbage recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Red cabbage is cooked with minced ginger, mustard seeds and allspice for a little bit of kick, whilst the sugar and vinegar combine to create a sticky sweet sauce in this easy recipe. Delicious with roast meats.


  • 1 red cabbage
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 thumb sized piece root ginger, peeled and minced
  • 150ml red wine vinegar
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds and allspice
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Finely shred the cabbage and remove the core. Thinly slice the red onions into half moons.

  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and add the cabbage, onions, ginger, mustard seeds and allspice. Fry for 5 minutes, stirring often until the cabbage is softened.

  3. Stir in the vinegar, sugar and salt and pepper. Cover and cook for half an hour over a low heat. Before serving, take the lid off and turn the heat up, simmering until the liquid reduces and the cabbage is sticky.

For extra sweetness, try adding some sultanas to the recipe. Serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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