Ham Hock & Pistachio Roll

 

If you're looking for a Christmas classic with a twist, this French ham hock and pistachio terrine, transformed into a modern make-ahead starter is for you

What you will need

2 smoked ham hock (about 3kg in total)

2 carrots, roughly chopped Carrot ka-rot The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

1 onion, roughly chopped Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

1 leek top, if you have it, roughly chopped (optional) Leek lee-k Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

2 celery sticks, roughly chopped

2 bay leaves

1 thyme sprig

2 cloves Clove klo-ve The dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a wide variety…

1 allspice berry

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, plus a splash

small pack parsley, leaves chopped, stalks reserved Parsley par-slee One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

80g shelled and toasted pistachio

2 Granny Smiths apples

1 shallot, thinly sliced into rings Shallot shal-lot Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

40g bag pork scratchings, lightly crushed

1 bag of watercress Watercress wort-er-cress With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

2 tbsp English mustard

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

4 tbsp extra virgin rapeseed oil, plus extra for brushing (optional)

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