Sunday, September 29, 2013

Yellow Pepper Pesto Terrine

BM # 32 Week 4
Theme : International
Cuisine: Italian
Cooking with alphabet 'Y' 

We are coming to an end of this month long marathon, with Y as to day's alphabet we have just one more day to go.The alphabet 'Y' was not much of a problem. Infact I had listed out three options, but this recipe kind of attracted me. I am so glad that I tried this recipe as it was a total hit in the family.I made some minor changes to the original recipe and the final result was totally mind blowing.I have put it under party food category, as I know the guest would love this Italian spread.

2 yellow peppers
1 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp pine nuts
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt or salt to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 cloves garlic
Roast the peppers on slow fire till charred.
Let cool.
Remove the skin, seeds and veins.
Wash and chop the peppers.
Add all ingredients to a food processor including the peppers.
Blend and keep aside.

Cheese Filling
3 cups cream cheese
1/2 cup cooking cheese
1 tbsp chilly flakes
Salt to taste
Mix all ingredients .
It should be a smooth and thick paste
( you could give a quick blend in the mixer)

Assembling the terrine
Take a terrine mould.
Line it with a cling film , over hang it on sides.
Divide the filling into two parts.
Spread a layer with one part of the filling.
Spread the pesto over it.
Now spread the rest of the filling .
Cover the terrine with the cling film.
Place it in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours.
Remove the cling film and de mould the terrine.
Slice and serve.

Serving options
Herbed toast

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  1. A very unique and new one..Interesting ingredients though!

  2. is there anything you can't do - just WOW

  3. wow terrine looks so beautiful and falavorful combo pesto and cream cheese filling looks super delicious :) Can't take my eyes of it .. fabulous recpe choice as ever :) they really look attractive dear !!

  4. superb idea, i still remember your gajar halwa and gulab jamun terrine, but this is even better, looks fabulous

  5. Such a clever way to present the pesto! ... this would be a real conversation starter at a cocktail party! Delicious and interesting bites!

  6. So creative and mouthwatering recipe specially with use of pesto

  7. Omg, wat an incredible terrine, looks very tempting, gorgeous with an incredible pesto..Love that colour.

  8. What an eye catching party dish. Absolutely love all the different colors in that dish.. highly inviting and tempting dish.

  9. so tempting!! I am bookmarking this!! what a perfect party dish!!


  10. Very attractive party dish. The white and green looks very tempting and delicious.

  11. Oh ! That Terrine looks incredible ! Such a wonderful recipe to impress guests...

  12. Wow! Really mind blowing dish...I am sure this will rule the party table :-)

  13. That is one party pleaser! Again I am knocked over by your presentation :)

  14. As for me this recipe is brilliant. I would try to do it by myself today.

  15. I remeber the gajat halwa terrine that you had mad for BM 25. This one is too good. Wish I ws the one eating it. Not making I do not have the patience. but eating YES!

  16. wow!!!This looks so attractive....perfect party pleaser!