Broccoli and Chestnut Terrine

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by drhousespcatcher

Serve hot or cold works for formal or casual occasions. Adjusted for seasoning. Note: Since eggs were the binder there is a problem with holding together. I am currently experiementing with a blended silken tofu mix to see if it replaces.

Top Review by Kumquat the Cats fr

This tasted fine, but I think it needs a bit of tweaking. I love chestnuts, and liked the wholewheat breadcrumbs with them. Not sure why it had to sit in the water to cook. In fact, I felt it was underdone as it didn't hold together when serving. Fortunately I used egg substitute so I didn't have to worry about whether the eggs were cooked well enough. I also used salt, soy sauce and nutmeg instead of Dash and Braggs, low fat yogurt and regular parmesan cheese. Next time I might cook longer and dispense with the advice to put it in water. Also, note that this took more like an hour to prepare and cook. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F Line a 2 lb loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Blach or steam the broccoli for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Reserve 1/4 of the smallest florets and chop the rest finely.
  3. Mix chestnuts, breadcrumbs, yogurt, and cheese and season to taste.
  4. Fold in the chopped broccoli, the reserved florets and the egg subsitute or eggs.
  5. Spoon the broccoli mix into the loaf pan.
  6. Place in roasting pan and pour boiling water halfway up the sides of the loaf pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and turn onto plate. Serve by cutting into even slices.
  7. The water for the terrine should be very warm to hot when you place the terrine in the waterbath. The reason for this was to insure even cooking for the Terrine. Some ovens do not heat evenly but the water will be the tempature the whole way around. This would have been important with the egg step. However with the silken tofu you might be able to omit it. I haven't tried it that way yet. I will shortly. My oven is broken [grin].
  8. Note, if using Dash and Braggs, do not use Nutmeg. Chestnuts best roasted.

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