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Brawn    CD MC English 260mins plus chilling

Serves 6-8    Cold Pork  Vegetables  Herbs  Main Course  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless  England  British  Europe

1 pig's head, halved

2 Pig's Trotters (feet)
3 Carrots, finely sliced
3 Shallots, finely sliced

2 Sticks of Celery, sliced
3 Bouquet Garni
Salt and Black pepper

The juice of 1 Lemon


1. Cut the cheeks and ears off the pig's head then place  in a large saucepan of boiling water together with the remaining ingredients, reduce the heat, partially cover with a lid and simmer for 3-4 hours, skimming the scum from the surface from time to time.


2. Check the meat is very soft by pricking with a fork, it should be falling off the bones, then remove from the heat and allow to cool in its cooking liquor.

3. Remove the head and trotters from the pan, reserving the cooking liquor, and de-bone the head and trotters.


4. Cut the meaty parts into small pieces and place in a bowl then pour in enough of  the cooking liquor to just cover the meat. Mix well and adjust the seasoning if necessary.


5. Cover with aluminium foil and refrigerate for at least 12 hours until set. Serve sliced with salad.


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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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