Recipe by Miraklegirl
I saw this being prepared on 'Canadian Living Cooks' and haven't made it yet. It looked so stunning and delicious on the show that I thought I would share it with everyone. I think its a wonderful lunch or buffet item. Enjoy! (Prep and cook times are approximate and do not include standing time)
Top Review by John224646
I made this for a picnic and it was quite delicious. The only problem was that I didn't put enough gelatine in and therefore it was not very stable. But it lasted well, and what was left was still delicious after 2 weeks. I don't get the previous review because you state specifically that it need to be made well in advance.
- 1 large eggplant
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 red sweet peppers
- 4 yellow sweet peppers
- 1 large zucchini
- 3⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- 3⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 1 (7 g) package kosher gelatin
- 2 tablespoons vinegar, cider
- 1 leaf fresh basil
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut eggplant into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; layer in colander, using 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) of the salt to sprinkle layers Let stand for 30 minutes.
- Rinse each slice briefly and pat dry.
- Meanwhile, place red and yellow peppers on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning several times, until blistered and charred, about 20 minutes.
- Let cool enough to handle.
- Peel, seed and cut lengthwise into quarters.
- Set aside.
- Cut zucchini lengthwise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices.
- In large bowl, whisk together olive oil, 2 of the garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of the basil, remaining salt and pepper.
- Add eggplant and zucchini; toss to coat.
- Grill eggplant and zucchini over medium-high heat until tender and golden, about 6 minutes per side.
- In colander set over bowl, layer peppers, eggplant and zucchini; place plastic wrap on surface and weigh down using large cans.
- Let stand for 2 hours.
- Reserve 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the reserved juices.
- Line 8- x –4 inch (1. 5 L) loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving enough overhang to cover loaf.
- Layer with half of the red and yellow peppers, half of the eggplant, all of the zucchini, remaining eggplant and peppers.
- In small saucepan, combine reserved juices and wine.
- Sprinkle gelatin over top; let stand for 1 minute.
- Heat over medium heat until gelatin is dissolved.
- Pour into bowl.
- Add remaining garlic, basil and vinegar; refrigerate for about 10 minutes or until consistency of egg whites.
- Slowly pour over terrine, using spatula or small blunt knife to move sides for gelatin to go down.
- Cover with plastic wrap overhang; refrigerate until gelatin is set, at least 8 hours or for up to 2 days.
- Uncover and invert onto serving platter, remove pan and plastic wrap.
- Slice to serve.
- Garnish with fresh basil leaves.