Juicy. Savoury. Filling. Delicious.
Sounds just like a carnivore. But this terrine is really great! It’s easy to make and one loaf of it fills up the stomach of three greedy pigs at home. It’s easy to prepare so it is a pretty good deal for a working mum, especially one who no longer gets to work from home anymore.
Still trying to get used to the transit which happened since the first quarter of this year. The transit from WFH to going back to the office on a daily basis. I’m not complaining, but it’s difficult after two full years of getting used to working from home and getting used to the rhythm, and now, suddenly having to transit back to pre-COVID days. There’s no transit at all actually, just bang and whack. Do it or else.
For the boy, there’s not much of a difference since he’s been going to school and childcare on a daily basis. So holidays mean a big deal to them. It means a lot to me now too, and I’m so glad it’s going to be a long weekend this time.
To all the Buddhists out there, happy Vesak Day to you and hope all of us get to set aside some time to soak in the peace and joy that surrounds us this weekend!
- Bacon streaks (fatty): 250g
- Chicken breast (boneless): 115g, sliced into 10cm long strips
- Lemon: 1, halved
- Minced chicken: 260g
- Minced pork: 225g
- Small white onion: 1/2, chopped
- Egg: 2
- Coriander: 1 stalk, chopped
- Salt: 1 tsp
- Green peppercorn (optional): 1 tsp, crushed
- Preheat oven at 160 degrees Celsius.
- Use back of knife to stretch bacon streaks. Arrange over base and sides of loaf pan, overlapping each other.
- Sprinkle chicken breast with lemon juice. Set aside.
- Blend minced chicken, minced pork and onion together till smooth paste forms.
- Add in eggs, coriander, salt and green peppercorns. Pulse briefly.
- Spoon half of mixture into loaf pan. Place chicken strips neatly on top.
- Spoon remaining half of mixture into loaf pan. Level with back of spoon.
- Tap out air. Cover with foil.
- Place on roasting pan filled halfway with boiling water. Bake 45min till firm.
- Leave to cool down before slicing to serve.
Cook 5 hardboiled eggs. Place on top of mixture in step 6 together with or in place of chicken strips. Once you slice the loaf out, it will look amazing!
This recipe is adapted from the book ‘The Complete Book of Party Food and Appetizers‘.