Soy-braised pork terrine with ssamjang

Soy-braised pork terrine with ssamjang

This delicious soy-braised pork terrine recipe is accompanied by a Korean dipping sauce (ssamjang) and sweet and sharp pickled mooli.
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  1. Step 1

    Begin the night before. Place the pork knuckle and belly in a bowl or pan and cover with water. Place in the fridge and leave overnight – this helps to remove any blood or impurities
  2. Step 2

    Also the night before, make the pickled mustard mooli. Bring the water, vinegar and sugar to the boil, stir to dissolve the sugar then take off the heat and add the salt and mustard. Peel and finely slice the mooli into ribbons using a sharp knife (or a mandoline if you have one), then submerge in the pickle liquor and leave to pickle overnight in the fridge
  3. Step 3

    The next day, drain the pork knuckle and belly and place in a pan. Cover with fresh water, then bring to the boil. Once boiling, simmer for 5–8 minutes then strain and top up again with fresh cold water (this removes additional impurities from the meat)
  4. Step 4

    Place the liquorice, bay leaves, cinnamon and peppercorns into a small square of muslin cloth and tie it up to create a parcel. Place the bag of spices into the pan with the pork and add the chilil, ginger, garlic, onion, leek, sugar and both soy sauces. Bring to a simmer then cook for 4 hours, or until the pork is soft and falling off the bone
  5. Step 5

    After 4 hours, strain the liquid through a fine sieve into a second pan and reduce the liquid down until it has a sweet, soy caramel-like flavour
  6. Step 6

    Meanwhile, discard the bag of whole spices. Pick the meat from the knuckle and shred down into smaller pieces (along with the pork belly, including the skin). Finely chop the vegetables and mix with the meat in a bowl. Once you're happy with the flavour of the reduced stock, add some of this to the mixture until it binds it together. Reserve the rest of the liquid  
  7. Step 7

    Line a terrine mould with cling film then press the pork mixture into it evenly and place into the fridge to set (at least 2 hours)
  8. Step 8

    Once set, pour over the rest of the reserved liquid and place back in the fridge so that you have a layer of jelly set on top of the terrine
  9. Step 9

    To make the ssamjang, simply mix the gochujang, doenjang, garlic, honey and sesame oil together. Transfer to a small bowl and garnish with sesame seeds and spring onion
  10. Step 10

    To serve, portion turn out the terrine onto a board and cut into small slices using a sharp knife. Plate up with ribbons of the pickled mooli on the side, topped with finely sliced chilli. Serve with a mix of salad leaves and the ssamjang on the side, ready for people to create their own lettuce wraps