Red Cabbage Salad
Rinse cabbage, cut into thin slices and place into a bowl of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander. Rinse and dry leeks, cut diagonally into 2 cm (approximately 3/4 inch ) thick slices. Blanch in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. Peel pears, cut into quarters, core and cut into slices. Drizzle with lemon juice. Combine with cabbage and leeks in a bowl.
Peel shallot and cut into very small pieces. Combine with sour cream and vinegar; season with salt, pepper, sugar and allspice. Add parsley. Drizzle dressing over the salad, mix gently and serve.