Now before you all lose your mind! And bombard me with emails, voicemails, telegrams, text messages, and start sending me jellyfishes!!! I know that you would normally use beef cuts in this recipe, and I also know that every French Grand-mere will be after my tete!
But trust me, this is wonderful comfort food in a bowl, And the addition of the Musk's Marmite Sausages, Is, If I do say so myself, A stroke of pure brilliance!.
This recipe will serve 4 people really well, A fantastic autumn/winter comfort food supper dish. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
500g of belly pork, skinned, in one piece
1 ham hock on the bone
100g smoked bacon
6 Musk's Marmite Sausages, browned in a griddle pan for a few seconds on each side
100g of pearl barley
2 onion cut into quarters
4 cloves of garlic with skin on
4 medium potatoes, cut into big chunks
2 leeks sliced into rounds
1 red pepper cut into slices
1 small Savoy cabbage cut into quarters, core removed
1 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp vegetable bouillon
1 bouquet garni
1 Preheat the oven to 190C
2 Place the ham hock, belly pork in a large casserole dish, then add the bacon Musk's sausages, barley, carrots, onions, garlic, potatoes, leeks, red pepper, cabbage, turmeric, bouillon and Bouquet garni. Season well and add enough cold water to cover the ingredients. Cover the casserole dish and transfer to the oven to cook for 3 hours. Check every 30 minutes or so that there is enough liquid, add more water if required.
3 After the 3 hours, the ham hock and belly pork should fall apart and be beautifully cooked, Check the seasoning and adjust as required. Dare I say, Maybe add an additional spoon of, " You either love it or hate it!!! "
To serve, ladle the vegetables into a bowl, place the meat on top and serve with crusty bread.
This is as simple a recipe as you could get! But quite simply one of the tastiest dishes as you can possibly get!