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Tourtière du Saguenay    HT MC Canadian 200mins

Serves 4-6      Hot Pork Venison Duck Veal Vegetables Spices   Main Course   Canada Nth America North American

225g/8oz Pork Shoulder Meat
225g/8oz Moose, Venison or Duck Meat
225g/8oz Veal

2 large Potatoes
2medium Onions, chopped
Salt and Pepper

400g/14oz Shortcrust Pastry
Water or Stock
1 Egg, beaten


1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F Gas Mark 7 and chop all the meats and the potatoes into 6mm/ ¼ -inch cubes

2. Place the meats and potatoes in a large mixing bowl together with the onions and plenty of salt and pepper and mix well. Set aside.

3. Line a large deep pie dish with half of the pastry then fill with meat mixture, pressing it down lightly.

4. Pour over sufficient water or stock to come to the same level as the meat.

5. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little beaten egg, cover with the remaining pastry, seal the edges and crimp if desired. Brush the top with beaten egg and make a 2.5cm/1-inch hole in the centre. Insert a pie chimney or make one with a triple layer of tin foil – just wrap it around two of your fingers to form a hollow tube.

6. Decorate the top with pastry leaves if desired, brushing them with beaten egg,  then bake for 15 minutes then lower oven temperature to 150C, 3F, Gas mark 2 and continue to cook for a further 2½ hours.


7. 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time, check to see if there is liquid in the chimney. If not, add a little more boiling water or stock. Serve hot.


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Serving Suggestions

Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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Main equipment required to make this recipe


Chopping knife

Chopping Board


Mixing Bowl


Make Ahead/ Freezing


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