Braised Sweet and Sour Purple Cabbage




Inspired by Gordon Ramsay’s recipes for braised red cabbage and how to cook the sweet and sour cabbage on The F Word. This 3-ingredient Braised Purple Cabbage is sure to knock your socks off. Up your game and look like a gourmet cook with this charred purple cabbage that isn’t as hard to make as it looks.Cabbage, like all cruciferous veggies, tastes best when roasted. While this tastes great as it is, a puree of green onion, spiked with lime and tahini, adds the perfect nutty, tart foil that takes this recipe to the next level.I would suggest to wait till you serve to add the sauce because it will make it quite soggy.This is a very simple and easy recipe so please read on.Here is a before and after image for my braised cabbage.I did skimp up on the sugar because I am more of a savoury person that a sweet (Pun intended ­čÖé , I am savoury for real too).




Do make sure to not under-season or over-season your cabbage because you need the perfect balance.If you like sweet and sour do add brown sugar , it beautifully caramelises on the cabbage and makes hell lot of a difference.If you are in a bit of rush slice your cabbage thinner and skip the part where you cure it with salt. I find that curing cabbage with salt draws out a lot of moisture and makes the seasonings stick to the cabbage really well.But its an optional step , skip it if you’re running late.Who set the rules ? you do ! your kitchen your rules. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.Serve it alongside a fatty protein side dish or just some rice. Didn’t I promise this is a simple recipe ?




You can also add some breadcrumbs, parsley, golden raisins, and chili flakes on top for some more texture.Serve hot or cold read dope leftovers, with black pepper, a healthy dollop of dressing and plenty of extra lime.Hope you enjoyed reading, do try out the recipe and share your photos and experiences in comments down below.If you wish to connect with me or share any ideas or if there is a recipe you want me to recreate for you feel free to write to me at

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Sweet & Sour Braised Purple Cabbage

braised_cabbage This 3-ingredient Braised Purple Cabbage is sure to knock your socks off. Up your game and look like a gourmet cook with this charred purple cabbage that isnt as hard to make as it looks.

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 25m


  • 500 grams Red Cabbage
  • 100 grams Butter
  • 50 grams Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Red Hot Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper, freshly cracked (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar (optional)


  1. Slice your cabbage into 1/2 inch slices and wash thoroughly
  2. Sprinkle Kosher salt generously and let the cabbage sit for a few hours (optional step but I find it makes a lot of difference to the final outcome)
  3. Preheat oven to 180 C degrees. Line a tray with parchment and generously coat the cabbage with butter, spices,vinegar and sugar
  4. Bake for 20 minutes till the cabbage looks charred and slightly burned
  5. Serve as a side dish in a barbecue or a friday night supper.You could add a tahini seasoning for extra flavour