Zucchini, Mint & Goat Cheese Terrine

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I am pretty sure this can be made in a traditional loaf pan.  I made it in this wonderful terrine pan that I got for my birthday:

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The great thing about it is that the silver pins in two corners pull out & all four sides of the pan can be pulled away.  This makes the contents very easy to remove.  If you made this in a loaf pan – maybe line the pan with greased parchment paper so you have something with which to lift the cooled terrine out.

I made this as an Easter buffet appetizer.  It is easy & can be made a day or two ahead.  People RAVED about this dish – partly because it is tasty & partly because it makes an elegant presentation.  Nobody seemed thrown that the zucchini slices I used on the sides cooked up to look like pickles.  In the future – I will not line the sides with zucchini.  🙂

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Mine did not brown evenly, so i arranged fresh mint leaves on top to mask that.

Serve this up with some fresh, crusty bread or crackers and lots & lots of wine!

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Zucchini, Mint & Goat Cheese Terrine

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup mint (plus more for garnish)

2 eggs

4 cloves of garlic

Tabasco to taste

4 oz cream cheese

10 oz goat cheese (this ratio of 4-10 is VERY flexible – feel free to adjust it)

4-6 zucchini

1 tsp each S&P

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a terrine pan or line a loaf pan with greased parchment paper.

Puree the eggs & mint & garlic in a food processor.  Once the mint and garlic are minced, add the Tabasco (or other hot sauce) and the cheeses and S&P to taste.  Puree.  It should be like a thick pancake batter – but pourable.  Add a tiny bit of water if it is too thick.  Maybe add extra cheese if it seems too thin.

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Wrap the terrine pan in foil to prevent leakage & place on a cookie sheet. If using a loaf pan – these things are not necessary.

Slice the zucchini very thin – either lengthwise or in circles – your call.  I did a bit of both.

Pour 1/3 of the cheese into the pan.  Layer some zucchini then another third of the cheese, more zucchini & the last of the cheese.

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Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes or until the top looks a light golden.  Remove from the over & cool completely.  Refrigerate overnight, if possible.

Slide a thin blade around the edge of the terrine pan & remove the sides.  Carefully transfer the terrine to a serving platter.  If using a loaf pan – slide your knife between the parchment & the terrine & then lift it out by the paper & transfer onto a platter.

Garnish with extra mint & serve!

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