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Slowly Cooked Bacon Fore End

2018
05
MAR

I like this recipe,its a 'no fuss,no faff can't go wrong'recipe-doesn't even need a set of scales and takes very little time to prepare.I have made this many times,never weighted the ingredients once and always turns out delicious.

Fore end joint-its a great piece of bacon that is always underestimated-flavour second to none and if you buy from the Wiltshire Bacon Company our butchers have already deboned,trimmed and prepared it ready to go.

So,the easy bit:

Ingredients

  • Bacon Fore end Joint
  • Dessert spoon black peppercorns
  • Handful shallots-skin,leave whole.
  • Two oranges-cut into four-remove any seeds.
  • 1 small chilli,finely diced.
  • Vegetable stock-jug full.
  • 2-3 Good spoonfuls of honey.

Step 1

Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker or casserole dish,enough stock is added so it covers the bacon.Leave the net on the bacon joint.

Step 2

Switch the slow cooker to Low and leave for around 3 hours.If you are using a casserole dish-place in the oven preheated to 140 °C and leave for again 3 hours.

Step 3

Carefully lift the joint from the pot with a couple of forks and place on a baking tray.Remove the netting carefully.Add a spoon of honey over the top and bake at 180ºC for around 10 mins until the rind begins to crisp.    

Step 4

That's it -serve with mashed potato and steamed greens-the juices in the pot are great to poor over the potato! 

Enjoy

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