I just love Pork Rillettes - they are so easy to make & so tasty, just perfect to pull out of the fridge when you have guests or get a snack attack!! It takes me back to the awesome food markets in Paris - YES!!
1 tbs salt flakes
1 tsp cracked black pepper
6 juniper berries
20 all spice berries
16 cloves garlic
120g brandy or apple cider
1 kg pork shoulder cut into 3 cm cubes
500g pork belly or bacon (rind removed) cut into cubes
1 tbs dijon mustard
1 tbs veggie stock paste
150g dry white wine
fresh thyme leaves optional
fresh bay leaves optional
butter or duck fat optional
Place the salt, pepper, juniper berries and all spice berries into the TM bowl and mill for 20 secs speed 10.
Add the garlic and chop for 3 secs / speed 7.
Scrape out the mixture into a container and add the pork shoulder, pork belly or bacon and the brandy, cover and marinate over night in the fridge.
Place the marinated pork into the TM bowl, add mustard, water, wine, thyme and bay leaves and cook for 1.5hrs /100 degrees/ reverse, speed 1.5 with the simmering basket on top instead of the MC. If you need to shred the pork anymore you can go onto speed 4 reverse for 5 - 10 secs.
Allow to cool and place into sterilised jars.
If your pork wasn't fatty enough you may need to melt some butter or duck fat to cover the mixture.
Place into the fridge to cool completely and serve with cornichons and crusty bread or crackers.
Don’t tell me you have never heard of a “Truffle Off”?? Ok so I made it up, because my friend Rita & I both bought a 20g truffle at the same time & didn’t realise it so we decided to have a truffle off & cook as many different things as we could with our truffles. I will update my pics as I go through the delicious challenge. Bring it on!! YUM!! (If you need more truffle drooling see post from 2017 truffle season)
Leek, Potato and Truffle Soup recipe by Dani Valent
Truffle & cheese sourdough pizza
Barolo Braised Beef with Polenta Cremoso – Joseph Vargetto recipe from the Dani Valent site – I also used my truffled polenta for this recipe to lift it to the next level!!
Truffled Scrambled Eggs
Cauliflower & Truffle Soup – Peter Gilmore recipe from the In the Mix 2 Cookbook by Dani Valent