Boudin Terrine

Boudin is a uniquely tasty combination of cooked rice, pork, onion, and various seasonings. The Terrine’s press compacts the meat as it cooks to produce the desired texture, which can be sliced and served cold as a pâté, or sliced and seared on both sides.

RECIPE INFO

Serves 6-8

Preparation Time
min

Cook time
min

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 450g pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 Tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp. plus 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 clove
  • 85g fresh chicken livers
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions

METHOD

Prepare rice according to instructions. While the rice is cooking, toss pork pieces with black pepper and 1/2 tablespoon salt. Rest for 20 minutes.

Roughly chop the onion and celery. Add to a cast iron casserole, along with the seasoned pork, garlic, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and clove. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer. Cover and cook for one hour. Add chicken livers and cook an additional 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.

Preheat oven to 150°C. Strain the mixture, reserving the cooking liquid, but discarding the bay leaf, clove and cinnamon stick. Add the cooked pork, livers, onion, celery and garlic to a food processor and pulse until chunky.

Add the remaining spices and cream to the food processor. Pulse a few more times until incorporated, but still chunky. Remove to a mixing bowl, and fold in the rice, parsley and scallions. Add the reserved cooking liquid 1/4 cup at a time until the mixture is moist and stays together.

Line the Terrine Dish with plastic wrap, being careful to get down into all the corners. Spoon the mixture into the mould, spread evenly, and loosely wrap the top with the plastic wrap. Cover with the press and lid, then set the entire mould into a small baking dish. Pour hot water into the dish to make a water bath. Bake for 45 minutes.

Remove the terrine from the baking dish and water bath. Allow to cool to room temperature before chilling completely in the refrigerator. Slice and serve cold as a pâté, or slice and sear on both sides.