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BRAISED HOGGET PIE
A delicious pie, perfect for those colder days, comfort food. Serves 6 to 8 people
- 1.5kg/3lb 5oz boneless shoulder of hogget
- 6 shallots, roughly sliced
- 2 tbsp garlic cloves, crushed
- 4 carrots, cubed
- 2 celery stalks, roughly sliced
- 1 small bunch fresh thyme, leaves only
- 750ml bottle red wine
- 500ml/18fl oz beef stock
- 1kg/2lb 4oz waxy potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced
- 50g/2oz butter
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
Season the hogget all over with plenty of salt and pepper.
Heat a large, heavy-based casserole over a medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the hogget and fry for a couple of minutes on all sides, until browned all over. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add the shallots and tomato purée to the casserole and fry in the hogget juices for 2-3 minutes, until softened, stirring well.
Add the garlic, carrots and celery and continue to fry for 3-4 minutes, until softened, stirring well.
Add the thyme leaves and red wine and bring the mixture to the boil. Return the hogget to the pan, pour over the beef stock, then return the mixture to the boil. Transfer the casserole to the oven and cook for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, lift the hogget out of the casserole using a couple of carving forks and set aside on a board to cool slightly. Taste the sauce and add more salt and pepper if needed.
Tear the hogget into strips and return them to the casserole, mixing them into the sauce.
Layer the sliced potatoes over the top of the casserole and dot with the butter. Season with salt and pepper.
Return the casserole to the oven for a further 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and golden-brown and the casserole is bubbling.
Huntsham support the 55th Taittinger Prix International de Cuisine D’Auteur
Huntsham were chosen to supply our Middle White pork for the eight international competitors for the 55th Taittinger Prix International de Cuisine D'Auteur.
We have also supplied our Middle White pork for the celebratory dinner at BAFTA afterwards.
ROSAMUND’S MIDDLE WHITE PORK BELLY WITH FENNEL AND LEMON AND HERB RICE
This is a good recipe for our Middle White belly and it also works well with the small roasting joints from the shoulder, leg and belly which come in our Huntsham Special Box and our Summer Box – they will need an extra 10 minutes cooking time.