Once the meat begins to fall away, the pork trotters are ready to serve. Make sure that you save the cooking liquid, as it is a delicious pork stock to add to your soups and stews. We love stuffing braised pork trotters and roasting them in the oven. Serve with mashed potato, vichy carrots and steamed green vegetables.
It is a good idea to introduce different cuts into your repertoire, as it more sustainable for the environment to make the most of each animal. Offal is also delicious and very good value for money.
The best meat deserves the best preparation. That’s why we work with master butchers who have prepared these pork trotters to the very highest standard. Our butchers have prepared the trotters expertly so they are ready to cook. We go to this effort to maintain the quality you have come to expect from The Black Farmer.
Our free range pigs feed on grass and lead happy lives in the great British countryside. We work with trusted, local farms to make sure we have the best breeds for the season. At every stage, we support traditional farming methods and encourage a sustainable and ethical approach to meat eating. The practices our trusted suppliers use reduce animal stress and lower food miles.
|SHELF LIFE||12 Days from date of delivery|
|STORAGE ADVICE||While we’d be surprised if you could resist the temptation to enjoy immediately, please keep refridgerated unless you intend to eat it right away! Otherwise all our quality meat is suitable for freezing to preserve its taste and texture, meaning you can cook and serve it when you fancy. Once it’s been frozen, please thaw your meat slowly and thoroughly, ideally in the fridge overnight. We vacuum-pack our meat to naturally extend its freshness and make it suitable for home-freezing.|
|PACKAGING||This pack contains 6 sausages. Your item will arrive in a 100% recycled box lovingly packed with FSC-certified shredded spruce from Britain and Sweden, natural sheep’s wool insulation and non-toxic chilled gel packs, all of which can be reused, composted or recycled. To recycle the gel packs, simply cut a corner and dispose of the contents through your normal domestic waste system, as the gel isn’t harmful to the environment. Better still, reuse them by storing in the freezer and chilling other products. The only component from our packaging that can’t be recycled are the foil liners which need to be go in household waste; the poly bags meat comes in in need to go in plastic recycling.|
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Braised pig trotter recipe
1 pig trotter remove the hair and cut into bite size chunks
1/2 tablespoon ginger slices
water as needed
1 green onion chopped
5 tablespoons cooking wine or beer
2 tablespoons crystal sugar
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
4 star anises
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
Wash the pig trotter and put it with the cold water in a wok. Heat the wok, and cook the pig trotter for 5 minutes to bring out the meat flavor. Remove the pork trotter and wash off the floating foam on the meat surface with warm water. Set aside.
Heat a wok with oil, and stir-fry garlic, ginger and green onion until fragrant. Transfer it on a plate. Set aside.
Add the crystal sugar in the wok and stir-fry until it dissolved.
Pour the pig trotter and stir-fry a few times. Add the cooked garlic, ginger and green onion in the wok. Add star anises, bay leaves, cinnamon stick and mushrooms and stir-fry until fragrant.
Then, add the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt, cooking wine and water. (The water just covers the trotters.)
Cover the lid, and simmer the pork trotter for 50 minutes under medium heat until the sauce has thickened. (Remember to flip over to avoid sticking.
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