Brawn Recipe

Brawn Recipe

Preparation time 1 hour

Cooking time 6 hours


1 pig's head washed and quartered

1 pig's tail

4 trotters

2 Bath chaps (pig cheeks)

2 onions

2 carrots

2 celery stalks

150g parsley chopped

Salt and pepper


1 Before starting, you have the option to pickle the meat for 24 hours. Pickle is a strong brine that will act as a cleanser, it will also dissolve any blood spots and clear away any bone dust that has accumulated.

2 Place all the ingredients in a large stockpot, cover the contents with water and bring to the boil.

3 Spoon off any scum that rises to the surface before turning down the heat to a simmer for between 4 and 6 hours or until the meat is tender enough to fall off the bones.

4 Taking the tongue first, peel off its outer skin.

5 Take off the skin and cooked meat from the head including the ears and chop it finely.

6 Sieve your cooking juice, discard the vegetables and any loose bones, spoon some of the juices onto the meat and season with the chopped parsley and salt and pepper.

7 Place into a terrine to set.