Ham hock terrine with piccalilli

Ham hock terrine with piccalilli

Ham hock terrine with piccalilli

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  • 4 hours, plus overnight setting

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For the piccaililli, begin by making the pickling vinegar. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan over a low heat and allow the sugar to dissolve. Turn up the heat and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and gently simmer for roughly 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool and then strain
  • 250g of caster sugar
  • 600ml of white wine vinegar
  • 15g of red chilli
  • 50g of horseradish
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
2
Meanwhile, trim and dice all the vegetables into small cubes (the onions can either be left whole, cut into halves or quartered). Pour the water into a large bowl and stir in the salt. Place all the vegetables into the salted water and leave to soak overnight
  • 300g of red pepper
  • 200g of yellow pepper
  • 200g of cucumber
  • 200g of button onion
  • 200g of fennel
  • 200g of celery
  • 50g of salt
  • 2l water
  • 200g of courgette
3
Wash the vegetables in plenty of cold running water, strain well and then place into a large bowl
4
Place the finely chopped chilli, cornflour, tumeric and Dijon mustard into a separate bowl and mix to a runny paste with 150ml of the cold strained pickling vinegar
  • 40g of cornflour
  • 15g of turmeric
  • 75g of Dijon mustard
  • 1 red chilli
5
Bring the remaining 450ml of the vinegar back to the boil in a clean saucepan over a moderate heat and then stir in the paste mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously, until it thickens
6
Pour the hot mixture over the vegetables and mix thoroughly. Fill some jars with the piccalilli and when really cool - cover and seal. The longer you leave the piccalilli - the better it will be
7
For the ham hock terrine, place the ham hocks, together with the trotters, into a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and boil steadily for 10 minutes, skimming off any scum, which floats to the surface. Remove the hocks and trotters and discard the water. Return the hocks and trotters to the cleaned out pan
  • 2 ham hocks
  • 2 pig's trotters
8
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 thyme
  • 2 2/3 handfuls of parsley
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 shallots
9
Pour in the bottle of white wine and 4 tbsp of white wine vinegar, add enough cold water to cover and bring to a simmer. Simmer very gently for approximately 2 hours, or until the hocks are tender and the flesh flakes easily
  • 750ml of white wine
  • 4 tbsp of white wine vinegar
10
Leave the hocks to cool in the liquid and then remove and cover with cling film (the trotters can be discarded). Strain the liquor through a piece of muslin into a clean pan
11
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
12
Peel the skin off the hocks and 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)
13
Line a 1.5 litre terrine with a double layer of clingfilm, leaving some excess draping over the sides. Pile the mixture into the lined terrine and press down firmly. 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 and leave to chill and press overnight
14
To serve, you can either slice the terrine into 8 portions, or for a more rustic finish - flake the terrine and dish up in piles across each plate. Serve with a dollop of piccalilli and some bread, if you prefer

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