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No-fuss gammon terrine with piccalilli and spelt bread

No-fuss gammon terrine with piccalilli and spelt bread

No-fuss gammon terrine with piccalilli and spelt bread

  • Main
  • easy
  • 10
  • 2 hours 30 minutes, plus overnight setting time

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1
For the gammon terrine, place the gammon, together with the trotters, into a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes, skimming off any scum which floats to the surface
  • 1g of unsmoked gammon joint, bone-in
  • 2 pig's trotters, split lengthways
2
Remove the gammon and trotters, discard the water then return the gammon and trotters to the cleaned-out pan
3
Make a bouquet garni with the bay leaves, thyme and the parsley stalks (you could also add some sprigs of tarragon if available), add this to the saucepan together with the coriander seeds, peppercorns and shallots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 2/3 handfuls of parsley, finely chopped, use stalks for bouquet garni
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 shallots, chopped
4
Pour in the bottle of white wine, the white wine vinegar, enough cold water to cover and bring to a simmer. Simmer very gently for approximately 2 hours, or until the gammon is tender and the flesh flakes easily
  • 750ml of dry white wine
  • 4 tbsp of white wine vinegar
5
Leave the meat to cool in the liquid, then remove and cover with cling film (the trotters can be discarded at this point). Strain the liquor through a piece of muslin into a clean pan
6
Taste the liquor: if the flavour is not as strong as you like, bring to the boil and reduce, this will intensify the flavour but also increase the saltiness of the liquor, so if you are happy with the flavour of the liquor there is no need to reduce it. If you do reduce, pass it once again through a clean piece of muslin and into a jug
7
Peel the skin off the gammon then shred the ham into nuggets. Place into a large bowl with the capers, gherkins and parsley. Mix well, taste and season with pepper (it should be salty enough already)
  • 2 tbsp of baby capers
  • 50g of gherkins, rinsed and chopped
  • black pepper
8
Line a 1.5 litre terrine with a double layer of cling film, leaving some excess draping over the sides. Pile the mixture into the lined terrine and press down firmly
9
Slowly pour in the liquor, enough to just cover the meat – tapping down well as you do so to ensure it is spread throughout the terrine. Cover with cling film, press down with a weight (block of butter work well) and leave to chill and press overnight
10
Once set, remove the terrine from the fridge and gently pull at the cling film to slightly loosen the terrine. Turn the mould over on to a chopping board and tap a few times until the terrine comes out
11
Slice the terrine into 10 even sections, remove the cling film from each slice and serve with the piccalilli, bread and watercress
  • 250g of piccalilli
  • 10 slices of bread, spelt, rye or sourdough
  • 2 2/3 handfuls of watercress

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