Probably all of us are looking now for New Year traditions, gifts, new recipes, party themes, decorations, games and activities for New Year’s Eve party celebration. Every year is the same goal – to spend it safely at home with friends and loved ones to keeping everybody in a party mood right up until the final countdown .
Here is the recipe I’ve never used before but want to try it now.
So, this classic recipe was found coming across NOLA’s recipe archive. I guess it’s wonderful one exactly for holiday entertaining. Just pay attention it needs to rest refrigerated at least 8 hours after baking so plan to make the day before serving. It will be not easy because its smell is so good:-) However
Ingredients (SERVES 12 )
2 lbs lean pork, coarsely chopped
2 lbs veal, finely chopped
1 lb pork liver, ground
1 lb pork fat, fresh (fat bacon fine too)
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/3 cup cognac
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
bacon, to line the terrine (salt pork fine too)
1Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the pork, veal, liver, pork fat or bacon, garlic, eggs, white pepper, cayenne, allspice, Cognac, basil, salt and black pepper. Mix well. (If you wish to test for seasoning, fry a small piece in a little butter or oil until it’s cooked through. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.).
2Line a 2 1/2-quart terrine or baking dish with the bacon or salt pork, reserving two or three strips. Spoon the pate mixture into the baking dish, then place the reserved bacon strips over the top. Cover the pan tightly with a sheet of aluminum foil and bake for one hour. Remove the foil and continue baking for 1 1/2 hours, or until the pate slightly shrinks away from the sides of the baking dish. Remove from the oven and carefully drain off excess fat. Cool.
3Cover tightly with aluminum foil and place a weight (I usually use a brick wrapped with heavy-duty foil) on top. Refrigerate for at least eight hours.
4To serve, cut the pate into 1/2-inch slices or small bite-size chunks and accompany with toast points.
Besides that I’d like to prepare 2 or 3 more new dishes by trusted recipes then if you have an idea please feel free to share with it here.