This Terrine of Pork is guaranteed to turn out perfectly. Just follow the recipe! It really is easy and yummy. Serve with a little apricot jam, marmalade or chutney. If you want to keep it savory, just add a few pickles on the side. Some fresh baguette and you have a delicious appetizer that is sure to impress!
- 1 lb lightly salted thin sliced bacon
- 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic clove crushed
- 1 tbsp thyme crushed
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 12 oz ground pork
- 12 oz ground veal
- 1 whole egg
- 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs (about 3 slices)
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 cup shelled pistachio
- 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
- 1 chicken breast
- Gather all ingredients before starting the recipe.
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Line a 9x5 loaf pan with aluminum foil letting ends generously hang over sides.
- Lightly stretch sliced bacon lengthwise and line the loaf pan, slightly overlapping, then hang 3-4 slices of bacon at each end to overhang by quite a bit, these pieces will be used to cover the terrine.
- Heat oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat and sauté onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes; do not allow garlic to color.
- Place 3 slices of fresh white bread in a food processor and pulse until the bread becomes bread crumbs.
- Remove onion and garlic mixture from heat and allow to cool.
- Place minced veal and pork in a bowl and add cooled onion and garlic mixture, the minced thyme and parsley, one egg, bread crumbs, salt, pistachios, dried berries and pepper. Mix well using a kneading motion with your hands.
- Cut chicken breast into 6-8 one inch strips, about the same width as chicken tenders (or just use chicken tenders).
- Bring up the short ends of the bacon and then cover these with the bacon at the ends.
- Spread about 1/3 of the minced meat mixture in the loaf pan, arrange 3-4 strips of chicken on top, repeat and end with minced meat mixture on top.
- Cover with foil and place in a deep pan. Fill pan with enough boiling water to come half way up the sides of the loaf pan.
- Bake for 2 hours; the terrine should feel firm to the touch and the juices should be largely clear
- Remove loaf pan from water and cool on a rack for 30 minutes.
- Place loaf pan on a tray and cut out a piece of cardboard that fits just inside the loaf pan. Cover the cardboard with aluminum foil and place the 'lid' on the terrine and weigh down with a couple of heavy cans such as beans and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day, remove the terrine from the loaf pan, using the foil to help lift the terrine from pan; peel the foil off the terrine and gently scrape off fat and gelled juices from the loaf.
- Cut terrine into 1" slices.
- Terrine will keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge, or will freeze for several months.
- Terrine can be sliced and served on a board.
- Can be plated and served as an appetizer.