Cream Cheese Terrine
A Terrine is a loaf of mixed ingredients that have been cooked or otherwise prepared in advance, then cooled or set in its container to be served sliced. This terrine is made with a ton of cream cheese (yum), cucumber, zucchini squash, corn, and asparagus. It is wrapped in zucchini slices and looks quite attractive. It is served cold.
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Cream Cheese Terrine
Makes 6 servings.
Preparation time about 30 minutes
- Cake or terrine form, about 28 cm/ 11 in
- Vegetable peeler
- Medium size bowl
- Medium pot
- Frying pan
- 1 English cucumber
- 1 ½ cups diced zucchini
- 2 packages of cream cheese (500 g/ 17 oz)
- ¾ cup canned corn
- One bundle of asparagus (250 g/ 8 oz)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp of gelatine powder or ¼ tsp of agar
- Place the cream cheese into a bowl and let it warm to room temperature.
- Line your cake form with plastic wrap. This is not necessary if you use a terrine form.
- Wash and dry the cucumber and cut it lengthwise in half.
- With the vegetable peeler make thin slices.
- Line the form with the slices, letting the slices hang over the edge of the form (see picture below). We will later fold them over the finished terrine. To make it look extra attractive you can use some slices with the dark green peel side alternating with the lighter green of the cucumber’s inside.
- Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a frying pan and soften the zucchini dices and add the salt.
- Add the warm zucchini, and the corn to the cream cheese and mix it with a spatula. Adding the warm zucchini will soften the cream cheese and make mixing easier.
- Cut the lower part off the asparagus stems, so the length approximately matches the length of the cake or terrine form.
- Boil the asparagus for about 10 minutes or until soft.
- Place them on a paper towel to dry and cool.
- Mix the gelatine or agar in ¼ cup of cold water, then add ¼ cup of boiling water and mix well
- Add the gelatine or agar to the cheese. Mix well.
Line the cake or terrine form with cucumber slices
Briefly fry the cubed zucchini in olive oil
The cream cheese mixture is ready to go into the form
- With a spatula add a layer of cream cheese mixture into the form, smoothen.
- Add 4 or 5 asparagus, then another layer of cream cheese until all is used up. If your asparagus are a bit too short, you can add 2 behind each other.
- Top the terrine with one last layer of cream cheese, then fold the cucumber slices over it.
- Cover it with food wrap, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
- The terrine will firm up. Slice it and serve with fresh bread, crackers or vegetables, lettuce, fries, really anything that comes to mind.
Layer the cream cheese mixture and the asparagus into the form
Fold the cucumber slices over the last layer of cream cheese mix
The terrine is ready to serve after 3 hours of refrigerating
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