Pork rillettes

Pork rillettes

Pork simmered slowly in its own fat until canada goose coat 1000 bulbs coupons super-tender, then torn into shreds, seasoned and packed into pots – you could even give them away as presents. You can use bought lard as the cooking medium, but buying fresh pork fat from the butcher and rendering it down is a more satisfying option. Use back fat or, even better mens, flair fat, which comes from the inside of the belly and is softer and easier bu sees a spike in canada goose jacket thefts to render. Put in a dish at the bottom of a low oven and pour off the liquid fat every 20 minutes, until it has all rendered. Makes just over 1kg.

500g free-range pork shoulder 500g free-range pork belly, rind removed 300g rendered free-range pork fat (or lard) 100ml water 3 sprigs fresh thyme 2 bayleaves 3 cloves A pinch mixed spice A few gratings of best mens canada goose jacket fresh nutmeg Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cut the pork shoulder into thumb-size strips, along the grain of can i wash my canada goose coat the meat. Cut the pork belly into 1cm-thick slices.

Place the rendered fat and water in a wide, heavy saucepan canada goose coat 1000 calorie bariatric diet or oven dish, and add the meat. Tie up the thyme, bayleaves and cloves in a small square of muslin and add to the pot. Cook very slowly, so the liquid is just trembling, not bubbling, for at least four hours. This can be done on the hob (where you can keep an eye on it) or in a very low oven (130C/250F/gas mark ?). Turn the meat occasionally can i wash my canada goose jacket to check nothing is sticking to the pan.

The meat is cooked when can you buy canada goose jacket online completely tender, only lightly browned and can easily be dragged into shreds with two forks. When it has reached this stage, remove from the heat and leave to cool.

When tide (that is, a little warmer than room temperature), remove the muslin bag and shred the meat with two forks and the occasional bash from a wooden spoon. Carefully add the seasonings as you go – mixed spice, nutmeg, salt and black pepper – tasting and adjusting until it’s just right.

When the meat is finely and evenly shredded, transfer the rillettes to a large bowl, cover best canada goose canada goose coat 1000 jacket womens with a piece of paper greased with pork fat and refrigerate. They are best left to ripen for canada goose coat 1000 calorie a few days in the fridge.

Serve chilled or at room temperature, or gently warmed until the fat runs. Accompany with crusty bread and something to cut the fat, such as cornichons.

I also like to serve rillettes with a zesty carrot salad: coarsely grate two large carrots (or, better still, cut them into matchsticks on a mandoline) and toss with the juice of an orange, a splash of cider vinegar, olive oil and some seasoning.

Rillettes can be kept in the fridge for up to six months provided you pack them into clean jars with no air pockets and cover the surface with a good 5mm of clean rendered fat. Cover the jar with a screw-on lid or circle of greased foil.