Ploughman’s pickle with Serrano ham

Ploughman's pickle with Serrano ham

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  • 500 g
  • Easy
  • Fat conscious
  • 35 minutes
  • 1 hours
  • Chateau Libertas 2009


  • 30 g butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 3 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 small cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 3 small apples, peeled and diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 3 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large red chilli, split in half
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Raisin bread, for serving
  • Serrano ham, for serving

Cooking Instructions

Place the butter and olive oil in a large, heavybased saucepan over a medium to low heat.

Add the onion, cauliflower, apple, carrot and potato.

Gently fry for 5 minutes, then add the cinnamon, star anise, sugar, vinegar, chilli and season to taste.

Turn up the heat slightly to simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Set aside to cool before removing the spices.

Serve on sliced raisin bread with salty Serrano ham.

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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