Meatloaf or Terrine?
An Easy Recipe for Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine
Cue a busy day, I am still suffering from post-travel fatigue and lethargy, suitcases are abandoned with the contents spewing out like a collapsed circus tent…..train tickets and passports set the kitchen table and “travel snacks” adorn several areas of the kitchen surfaces, it’s a mess and I haven’t got time to worry about it all! It’s always like this the day after I get home having lived out of a suitcase for a couple of weeks, and I always say I will be organised and get everything unpacked and put away straight away, but there are a myriad of other priorities, such as writing my blog post, putting the perishable food away, checking several hundred emails and the snail mail post, that has built up a bit in my absence. Then there is the thorny issue of FOOD – what shall we eat today, a frozen “emergency” ready meal, cheese and crackers, cereal(!) or maybe some lush ready-cooked terrine, made JUST before I left and cleverly defrosted overnight for an easy meal today, served with crusty bread (frozen) and assorted pickles and chutneys (already made and in the pantry). So, that dear readers is what is on the blog as well as the menu today, Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine served with home-made Beetroot and Walnut Bread Rolls (minus the beetroot), cornichons, sweet dill pickles, salad and an assortment of home-made chutneys…….Spiced Quince & Cranberry Chutney, Apple, Fig and Pear Chutney with Cardamom and Apricot & Orange Chutney.
Today’s recipe is such a winner, it’s easy to make and uses everyday ingredients, with the exception of the Armagnac brandy maybe! It’s made with sausages, egg, fresh herbs and an orange and is Gluten Free too, if you use gluten-free sausages as I did – I used a packet of SUPERB Heck Pork Sausages, which I had popped in the freezer from just before Christmas. I used a packet of Heck THE FAMILY FAVOURITE sausages, which are gluten-free, have 85% of lean pork and are lightly seasoned with spices. This terrine is not unlike a sausage meatloaf and can be served as a sandwich filling too. Heck sausages are a family run business, the Keebles are a family of sausage makers as well as farmers and I LOVE their sausages, they are meaty with a lovely texture and imaginative seasoning’s.
But back to my recipe for Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine – this is another adapted recipe from my friend Zuri, who is South African; I have been making a lot of her recipes lately, and regular readers may remember her recipe for Zuri’s South African Picnic Bread, that I made a few weeks ago. Again, I adapted her original recipe and added my own twist on things, but the recipe ideas is hers and I thank her for the inspiration, as well as the fact that I made it and froze the leftovers, which have been a boon today, “post travelling day +1″! I hope you try this recipe, it is perfect for snacks, picnics, packed lunches, light suppers, light lunches, as a starter, late-night snacks and sandwiches! That’s it for today – watch out for some NEW recipes and reviews coming soon, as well as some exciting news! Karen
I’m entering this into Cooking with Herbs, as it has sage and rosemary in it!
Disclaimer: I received some Heck sausages for review and I was not paid for this post – all opinions are my own. Karen S Burns-Booth