Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
This dish is great as a main course on a hot summer night or as a starter to a fancier meal. It's served cold so it's a great make-ahead dish. Recipe found at easy-french-food.com
- 2 lbs zucchini
- 1 large onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 ounces soft white bread
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 8 ounces frozen chopped spinach, defrosted
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- salt and pepper
- Chop the zucchini and onions finely. Heat the oil in a skillet and cook the zucchini and onions on medium heat until very soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from the stove and smash them with a fork.
- Soak the bread in the milk and smash it to a fairly smooth consistency. Add the zucchini to this along with the eggs, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Butter a 2 quart glass loaf pan and add half of the mixture, pressing it firmly to the bottom in one even layer. Add the spinach all in one neat layer and sprinkle with a little salt and tarragon if you wish. Finish with the other half of the egg mixture.
- Place the loaf pan in a larger dish, then add water to the larger dish to half-way up the sides of the loaf pan. Bake at 325° F for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the terrine in the oven for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to cool, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving. Cut into slices to serve.
I have been searching for a vegetarian terrine for some time, so I was glad to see this posted. The taste was great. Delicate yet satisfying. However, I had a hard time getting the zuchinni/onion mixture soft enough to mash with a fork. After 40 minutes, I started adding water to get it mushy enough. But when it was time to turn the terrine out onto a plate it was a bit sloppy. Two conclusions from this experience: 1) Generously butter your pan. 2) Forget the fork and just puree the zuchinni/onions. With those changes in mind, I will make this again. Great looking item for a party. And you can make it ahead.