Vegetable Terrine Using Carrots And Beans

This recipe for vegetable terrine is a great way to make use of vegetables in your fridge that need using up. And the fact that it looks pretty is an added bonus.

I have been fortunate enough to grow up in a multi religious environment, with my family covering the sphere of New and Old Testament Religions from Ultra Orthodox Judaism to Catholicism, and everything in between. It has taught me to respect the beliefs of every one of my family members and to not hold their ideologies to ridicule. I may not agree with them at all, but I respect their beliefs. When I was younger I read a book concerning the wars in Israel. Growing up with a Catholic grandmother who remembers the Nazi’s invading Italy, and how it affected her life and that of her Jewish husband, I am most affected by the right of Jews to have a homeland. I am in no ways religious but I believe in the right of Israel to exist and to exist in peace. In the book I read, Golda Meir was quoted as saying “We will achieve peace when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us.” Nothing has changed. But, this is not a post about Israel, this is a post about the gang wars taking place right here in the Western Cape. There are different factions of people who are taking to the streets with guns and killing each other. Sometimes innocent children are caught in the crossfire and die. Other times, people are gunned down in their homes. This story is not new, in fact, I first heard about gang warfare when I was in Chicago in the 1980’s. It exists all over America and I am sure in the UK as well. I think it is time we all embraced our neighbours,we need to learn to live in peace, and love our children more than we hate our enemies. We need to move towards creating a better place, without the use of guns and knives. And as I write this I realize, this song has already been sung! Give peace a chance!

Terrine

photograph sourced from yuppiechef

For this recipe, I had to give the peas a chance – to not be on the bottom / top! I did not follow the recipe completely, and what I have listed here is what I would do were I to make this again. I am so looking forward to experimenting with my terrine dish but I decided as a thank you to all my vegetarian readers to start with a vegetable terrine. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Have you tried making a terrine?

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Vegetable Terrine

recipe adapted from Le Creuset
Recipe For: Side Dish
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

  • Butter for greasing
  • 5 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 1.25 mls ground nutmeg
  • 125 mls cream
  • 100 g gruyere cheese grated
  • 1 small handful fresh flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 100 g beans topped and tailed
  • 150 g shelled peas
  • 150 g carrots peeled and julienned to be the same size as your beans

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius with a filled bain-marie
  • Grease the terrine
  • Beat together the eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cream
  • Mix in the cheese and the parsley
  • Place a layer of beans on the bottom of your terrine
  • Pour a third of the egg, cream and cheese mix over the beans
  • Next layer the peas in the terrine
  • Pour a third of the egg, cream and cheese mix over the peas
  • Next layer the carrots in the terrine
  • Pour the remaining third of the egg, cream and cheese mix over the carrots
  • Cover the terrine with the lid and cook in the bain-marie for 40 minutes
  • Remove the lid and cook for a further 10 minutes
  • Remove from the bain-marie and cool before chilling in the fridge
  • Ease round the edges with a knife and turn out on to a serving plate

Notes

The recipe calls for the vegetables to be blanched first, but I can see no point as the vegetables are nice and crunchy when done the way I did them.

 

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35 thoughts on “Vegetable Terrine Using Carrots And Beans

  1. You could not have expressed the world’s needs to be closer and more respectful more adequately my friend. It is a sad thing to think humans gun each other down because of different beliefs 🙁
    On a happier note, your tagine sounds perfect!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  2. I’ve got kitchen envy. I want that terrine dish NOW! (The terrine itself looks pretty yummy too ;-))

  3. I am not religious but I have friends of all religious beliefs and I find it interesting talking to them about their beliefs 🙂 This terrine looks beautiful! And I’m so glad that you liked the SA story. I was nervous to see what you thought of it! 😀

  4. A heartfelt post Tandy, and the quote you use sends shivers down me, so sad but so true.
    And no I’ve never tried to make a terrine before, looking at your photos makes me want to though!

  5. Well said, Tandy. Fighting is an absolutely futile exercise, and nobody wins, especially the children.
    Love your terrine dish. Your recipe is already in my file. Thanks so much. 🙂

  6. Your vegetable & egg terrine looks just fabulous, my friend! 🙂 I have made several terrines over the years but I am not so fond of meat terrines anymore 🙁 Yours looks so good!

  7. Tandyyyyyyyy!!!!!! This looks so good!! I’ve never made Terrine before! Lots of layers like a lasagna but without the pasta! Yummers!! You never fail to make me drool! haha

    1. That is not ignorance at all. A bain-marie is a water bath. I use a roasting pan and fill it half way up the item that I am placing in it – does that make sense? Have a great day Tammy 🙂

  8. I hope that one day we could all live in peace. A day that everyone puts asides their differences.
    Until that day, I will enjoy this terrine. I have never made one yet. I am always looking for alternatives to exclude gluten so this has me intrigued for so many new ideas.

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