Pate de legume tricolor

Pentru luna aceasta, Evelyne si Valerie  ne-au propus sa facem Pate si Paine de casa. Au fost mai multe variante de pate, dintre care eu am ales nu una, ci doua. Am facut Pate din ficat de pui  pentru baietii mei si Pate de legume tricolor pentru mine, pentru ca eu nu mananc ficat. Am facut si bagheta frantuzeasca.
In reteta originala a pateului de legume, stratul alb al pateului era facut din fasole uscata. Eu am folosit naut, pentru ca imi place mai mult. Stratul rosu mi s-a parut foarte fluid, asa ca am adaugat putina gelatina vegetala. In rest am urmat reteta originala. Concluzii:

  • Stratul verde a fost in cantitate prea mica. Trebuie facuta o cantitate dubla.
  • Stratul rosu e prea moale. Trebuie adaugata mai multa gelatina vegetal (1 pachetel)
  • GUSTUL E MINUNAT. MERITA FACUT

Pate de legume tricolor

Ingrediente pentru o forma de chec:

Intinde de-a lungul formei folie de plastic in asa fel incat sa fie mai mare decat forma.

Pentru Stratul Alb, din naut
  • 2 cutii mici de naut (sau 1 mare, sau 300 g naut fiert )
  • 1 lingura ulei de masline
  • 1/2 de lamaie, sucul
  • 3 linguri pasta tahini
  • 4 catei de usturoi

Se mixeaza toate foarte bine, pana ce rezulta o pasta. Se intinde in forma in strat uniform.
Pentru Stratul rosu

  • 1 borcan de 800 g de ardei capia  copti si curatati
  • 150 g branza feta
  • 1 pachetel gelatina vegetala

Mixeaza toate pana ce ajung ca o pasta. Intinde uniform peste stratul alb.

 

Pentru Stratul verde
  •  1 legatura busuioc proaspat
  • 2 legaturi patrunjel
  • 60 g muguri de pin, prajiti uscat
  • 120 g urda (sau branza ricotta, ca tot aia e)
  • 45 ml ulei de masline

Mixeaza bine primele 3 ingrediente. Adauga uleiul in fir subtire, amestecand, pana ce amestecul devine onctuos. Adauga branza si mixeaza pana ce amestecul e omogen. Se intinde uniform peste stratul rosu.
Mie mi-a fost cam greu sa-l intind, pentru ca stratul rosu era cam moale. Mai bine as fi pus alb- verde- rosu.

Acopera bine cu folie de plastic si tine la frigider 24 de ore. Inainte de a-l servi tine-l la congelator 30 min. Scoate-l din forma, cojeste folia de plastic si serveste-l pe paine de casa, ornat cu frunze de busuioc si patrunjel

Pate de legume tricolor

English version

Our hostesses this month, Evelyne of Cheap Ethnic Eatz, and Valerie of a The Chocolate Bunny, chose delicious pate with freshly baked bread as their June Daring Cook’s challenge! They’ve provided us with 4 different pate recipes to choose from and are allowing us to go wild with our homemade bread choice.

For this challenge I decided to make not one, but 2 pates: The chicken liver pate and  Tricolor Vegetable Pâté. The second one is for me, because I don’t like liver.


Today I will post only the vegetable pate. The following days you can read the recipe for Chicken liver pate and for French Baguette.
In the original recipe white beans are used. Instead of them, I used chickpeas, which I like a lot. The red layer was very fluid, so I added some veggie gelatin. Conclusions:

  • The green layer is too thin. The quantities must be doubled
  • The red layer is too fluid. More veggie gelatin will give it strength (2 teaspoons)
  • IT TASTED VERY GOOD

Ingredients:

Tricolor Vegetable Pâté
Yields one 25 by 12,5 cm (10 by 5 inch) terrine or loaf pan

Line your pan with plastic wrap, overlapping sides.

White Chickpea Layer

2 x 15-ounce / 900 ml chickpea cans , rinsed, drained thoroughly
4 tbsp / 15 ml fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp / 15 ml olive oil
3 tbsp Tahini (sesame paste)
4 garlic cloves, pressed

Mash chickpeas in large bowl. Add lemon juice, olive oil, tahini and garlic and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread bean mixture evenly on bottom of prepared pan.

Red Pepper Layer
7-ounce / 210 ml jar roasted red bell peppers, drained, chopped
3/4 cup / 180 ml crumbled feta cheese (about 4 ounces)
2 tsp vegetable gelatin

Combine peppers, feta and gelatin in processor and blend until smooth. Spread pepper mixture evenly over bean layer in prepared dish.

Pesto Layer
4 garlic cloves
1 cup / 240 ml fresh basil leaves
1 cup / 240 ml fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/4 cup / 60 ml toasted pine nuts
3 tbsp / 45 ml olive oil
1/2 cup / 120 ml low-fat ricotta cheese

Mince garlic in processor. Add basil, parsley and pine nuts and mince. With machine running, gradually add oil through feed tube and process until smooth. Mix in ricotta. Spread pesto evenly over red pepper layer.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight

COMENTARII
    Audax
    14 Jun 2010
    7:33am

    What wonderful looking pâtés you made and I love how you tweaked the tri-coloured pâté to suit your tastes. Well done on this challenge. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

    Elena Toma
    14 Jun 2010
    9:01am

    M-a tentat teribil aceasta reteta, numai ca nu pot s-o fac pentru mine! O sa incerc si eu sa fac pentru „cobaii” mei aceasta reteta si sa tin cont de sfaturile tale pertinente privind fluiditatea compozitiilor. Sunt sigura ca are si un gust grozav, dar nu pot combina naut si branza la acelasi preparat… Of! O saptamana frumoasa si de-abia astept alte retete!

    Julie M.
    14 Jun 2010
    12:23pm

    Nice work! I did the same thing as you; used chickpeas instead. I also had problems with the top two layers being to liquidy. Despite that, your pate turned out beautifully and held together well. Congrats on a successful challenge!

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