Sour herring terrine with vegetables and curry sauce
Submitted by Ann Demeyer, winner of the cooking competition
- Blanch the string beans and spring onions.
- Take about 5 leaves from the leek (use only the white and light green parts). Blanch these leek leaves.
- Dip the cherry tomatoes in boiling water for 5 seconds, immerse them in ice water and then peel them.
- Cut them in half and cut off the hard bits. Lightly crush them with a wide knife, so you can easily scrape out the seeds.
- Soak the gelatine sheets in cold water.
- Heat the fish stock and mix in the gelatine.
- Also mix some chopped chives into the stock. Allow to cool slightly.
- Cover the terrine with plastic foil.
- Then cover with the leek leaves. Make sure the leeks overlap the terrine because the excess of the leeks will be used to close the terrine.
- At the bottom, place a row of spring onions.
- Add a layer of tomato on top.
- Season lightly with some pepper and pour some stock on the layers. Press well.
- Continue building by adding the 2 herring fillets.
- Put the string beans on top.
- Again, place 2 herring fillets and top up with the fish stock.
- Next, put a layer of orange tomatoes (again season lightly with pepper) and finish again with a row of spring onions.
- Fill the terrine with the stock. Fold the leek flaps so that you can close the terrine nicely.
- Put in the fridge for one night or in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
- Make a classic mayonnaise.
- Add some lemon juice, whipped cream, curry and chives to the mayonnaise.
- If the mayonnaise is too firm, dilute with a little water.
- Place a slice of herring terrine in the centre of a plate, decorate with chives flowers.
- Drizzle some sauce around it and sprinkle some curry powder around the terrine. Finish with some chives flowers.
For a small terrine: 4 to 6 slices of terrine
- 1 jar of 4 herring fillets
- 4 French beans
- 15 to 20 spring onions
- 10 orange cherry tomatoes
- 10 red cherry tomatoes
- 2 3g sheets of gelatine
- 3 dl of fish stock
- 0.5 dl of cream
- Curry powder
- Chives flowers