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Bagwell's Vegetable Terrine With Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients
  Carrots 7 Small, pared
  Asparagus stalks 7 , washed
  Green beans 1⁄4 Pound, washed
  Red pepper 1 Large, washed
  Salt To Taste
  Daikon radish/White turnips - 2 1 (Thin Japanese White Radish)
  Fresh spinach 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Broccoli flowerets 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Boneless, skinless, chicken breasts 3⁄4 Pound, cut in to chunks
  Egg whites 2
  Dried tarragon leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Heavy cream 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
For the tomato sauce:
  Ripe tomatoes 1 Pound (Regular Or Plum)
  Red wine vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Hot red pepper sauce 1 Drop
  Worcestershire sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1 Dash
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh tarragon leaves/Dried tarragon leaves - 1/4 teaspoon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Remove and discard stems from spinach.
2. Wash leaves carefully, blanch in boiling hot water until leaves are just flexible but haven't lost their color and drain well.
3. Generously coat a 9-by-5-by-2 3/4-inch loaf pan with olive oil and line with spinach leaves, leaving some of leaves hanging over edge.
4. Preheat oven to 300f.

MAKING
5. In a large skillet bring 1 1/2 inches salted water to boiling.
6. Simmer carrots, covered, 5 minutes.
7. Trim asparagus and green beans.
8. Add to skillet, cover and set aside 5 minutes.
9. Discard seeds from red pepper and slice into 1/2-inch strips.
10. Peel daikon or turnips and cut into julienne slices.
11. Add to skillet, cover and set aside for about 5 minutes only.
12. In a processor fitted with chopping blade process combining broccoli, parsley, chicken and egg whites until smooth.
13. Continue processing until well combined adding tarragon, nutmeg, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, the pepper and half of cream and gradually add remaining cream.
14. Drain reserved vegetables well.
15. In the bottom of prepared pan spread a little chicken mixture and make a layer of red pepper.
16. Continue layering vegetables, alternating with chicken mixture, using asparagus, daikon, green beans and carrots in that order.
17. Fold spinach leaves over mixture, adding more, if necessary, to cover.
18. Brush with oil and cover with foil.
To make the tomato sauce:
19. In a saucepan in boiling water blanch tomatoes, remove skins and stems and cut in quarters.
20. In blender or food processor, combine vinegar, olive oil, red-pepper sauce, Worcestershire, pepper, salt and tarragon and blend until smooth.
21. Add tomato and blend just until tomato is chopped and refrigerate.

FINALIZING
22. Into a shallow baking dish set on oven rack set pan, pour boiling water around pan to measure 1 inch and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
23. Cool terrine completely, then pour off liquid and unmold

SERVING
24. Serve terrine in slices surrounded by Tomato Sauce.
25. If desired, garnish top with raw vegetables and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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