Game Terrine - Another Recipe from the Wellington Arms
- Friday, 14 June 2013
Make use of your off cuts of Venison with a first class game recipe from the Award winning 'Wellington Arms'
Game terrine of local venison, rabbit, wood pigeon & pork
with our bramley apple chutney (Serves 10).
200g minced venison, shoulder or leg
1 rabbit, boned with heart, kidney and liver
2 wood pigeon, boned with heart and liver
300g free-range belly pork
150g free-range pork fat/ spec
20 thin slices of pancetta
3 juniper berries, crushed
4 bay leaves
2 sprigs of thyme, picked
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Bramley apple chutney
1.5kg cooking apples, peeled and diced
350g onions, finely chopped
200g muscavado soft dark brown sugar
400ml malt vinegar
1 tbsp chilli powder/ flakes
2 rhisomes grated ginger
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tsp ground coriander seed
To make chutney
Combine all ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan with a lid.
Cook on a medium heat simmering for 1 hour, stirring often
Remove lid and continue cooking for a further hour, or until you have a smooth paste
Store in fridge in an airtight container or bottle in glass jars as we do.
It keeps for a long time.
To make terrine
You may be lucky enough to have a cousin in the family with a gun, to provide you with the odd bit of game, however, if you don’t we suggest you ask your butcher in advance to bone and coarsely mince the game for you.
On the largest setting of your mincer, pass through venison, rabbit, pheasant, pork and fat
At the pub we confit the livers and hearts and put them into the terrine whole to create an interesting cross section when the terrine is sliced and served. Alternatively you could mince them into the mix. To confit salt livers, hearts and kidneys over night, next morning wash off salt, warm a little duck fat in a saucepan. Add offal and cover with tin foil, then cook in the oven on 160 C or until tender.
Mix together with crushed juniper berries, thyme, garlic and salt and pepper
Cover with cling film and allow to infuse over night in the fridge
Line a terrine mould with tin foil, triple folded for strength, with extra overhang to allow you to remove the terrine in one piece when cold
Layer pancetta into terrine mould with overhang pieces for the top, overlapping each other
Press the mince firmly into the mould to ensure a smooth shape
Add confit offal randomly if using
Top with bays leaves and cover with remaining pancetta
Cover top of terrine with foil
Bake in the oven at 160 C for about 2 hours in a water bath
To test if cooked insert a metal skewer into the centre of the terrine. It should come out hot if the terrine is cooked.
When cooked remove from water bath and leave to cook slightly
About an hour later place a heavy object on top of the terrine to press it down. We use an old house brick covered in tin foil and cling film.
Your terrine will taste better over time, so remember to make a few days in advance
Remove the terrine from the mould using the foil handles, and carefully feel off the tip foil, trying to retain the jelly around the terrine.
Cut into thick slices, (1 – 2 cm each).
Dribble a little olive oil onto the surface of the terrine (to enhance colour and make shiny) with a fresh grind of black pepper.
Serve with char grilled hot toast and bramley apple chutney
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