Sous vide guinea fowl terrine

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This elegant sous vide guinea fowl terrine recipe from Daniel Galmiche takes careful preparation but is well worth the effort. The guinea fowl is cooked low and slow in duck fat for meltingly tender results, and served with pickled red cabbage and an orange and chicory salad.

First published in 2015




Guinea fowl terrine

Pickled red cabbage


Orange gel

To serve


  • Water bath
  • Vacuum bags
  • Chamber sealer
  • Terrine mould
  • Blender
  • Kilner jar


Preheat a water bath to 72°C
Remove the legs and breasts from the guinea fowl and reserve the carcasses. Place the legs in a vacuum bag with the duck fat, seal in a chamber sealer and cook for 24 hours
To make the pickled red cabbage, mix the cabbage with the salt and leave to marinate for 2 hours. Rinse for 20 minutes or so in cold running water, then pat dry and set aside
Pour the wine into a sauté pan, bring slowly to the boil and reduce by half. While still hot, pour in the sugar, allow to dissolve then add the vinegar and cabbage. Pour everything into a kilner jar, add the bay leaf and leave to pickle
  • 100ml of red wine
  • 100g of golden caster sugar
  • 250ml of Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar
  • 1/2 bay leaf
Chop the guinea fowl carcasses and place in a deep saucepan with the rest of the stock ingredients. Cover with water, bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 3 hours. After this time, pass the stock through a fine sieve into a clean pan and reduce by three quarters. Chill in the fridge
The next day, remove the legs from the water bath and leave to cool
Preheat the water bath to 62°C
Place the guinea fowl breasts in a vacuum bag with the thyme, garlic and stock. Seal in a chamber sealer, cook for 1 hour then leave to cool. Once cool, chop the meat
Drain the guinea fowl legs and pick the meat from the bones into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste
Line a terrine mould with a double layer of cling film and press in the filling, alternating between breast and leg meat. Sprinkle the julienne parsley over each layer
Wrap the terrine in the cling film and use a weight to press it down. Chill in the fridge overnight
To make the orange gel, add all of the ingredients to a blender and blitz until thickened and smooth
To serve, use a sharp knife to carve the terrine into 8 slices. Place a slice onto each plate and top with a baby chard leaf. To the side of the terrine, dot the orange purée, add the orange segments and arrange the red onion slices, frisée, coriander cress and chopped walnuts
First published in 2015

An epicurean upbringing and stints in top restaurants across the world inspire Daniel Galmiche’s effervescent cuisine.

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