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Ham And Pink Peppercorn Terrine

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Ingredients
  Grape leaves 1⁄2 Pound
  Cooked ham 2 Pound, roughly chopped
  Cream cheese 2 Pound
  Lemon juice 6 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Egg yolks 4
  Egg whites 8
  Cayenne 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pink peppercorns 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), lightly crushed
  Radicchio 1 (To Serve)
Directions

Place the grape leaves in a bowl and pour over boiling water to cover generously.
Leave to soak for 20 minutes, then drain and soak in cold water for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, put the ham in a food processor and chop it very finely.
Add the cheese, lemon juice, tomato paste and egg yolks and blend until smooth.
Beat the whites lightly and fold into the mixture with the cayenne.
Taste and add salt if necessary.
Drain the grape leaves.
Line two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans with overlapping grape leaves.
Half fill each pan with the ham mixture and smooth the top.
Sprinkle the peppercorns evenly over the top.
Spoon the remaining ham mixture over and smooth it evenly.
Top with the remaining grape leaves.
Cover the pans with oiled foil.
Place them in a large roasting pan and add boiling water to a depth of 1 inch.
Bake in a preheated 300° oven for 1 hour, until firm to the touch.
Leave to cool, then chill.
Serve cut into thin slices on a bed of shredded radicchio leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek

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