Tuna Terrine Cucumbers - Cucumber Wedges Filled with Gelatin Tuna Terrine!!!
Recipe type: Fish / Seafood
Hollowed cucumbers filled with tuna terrine make amazing finger snacks, starters or accompaniments to your main meal.
- ¼ Red pepper, finely chopped
- 4 Tbs Chopped garlic chives
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 100g Mayonnaise
- 200g Canned shredded tuna, drained (can also use salmon)
- 18-20 x 5cm (2 inch) pieces of English cucumber
- Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
For the Gelatin
- 25ml Powdered gelatin
- 225ml Hot water
- 275ml Cold water
- Finely chop the red pepper and garlic chives. Grate the rind of one lemon and measure out the mayonnaise. Cut 18 to 20 x 5cm or 2 inch lengths of cucumber and use a apple corer to remove the centers from these.
- Place the tuna in a jug and add the lemon zest, peppers, chives and mayonnaise.
- To mix the gelatin, pour 225ml of hot water into a small jug and add the powdered gelatin. Stir this for a minute or 2 until it is totally dissolved. Pour this into a larger jug and top it up with cold water to a total of 500ml.
- Stir to combine, then pour this into the jug containing the main ingredients. Stir this until everything is combined and the mayonnaise has totally dissolved then put this aside.
- Use the back of a spoon to put a coating of butter onto a baking sheet or pan. Press the cucumbers into the butter.
- Place the baking sheet or pan on top of an ice block or over another large pan filled with ice. This sets the butter hard and totally seals the bases of the cucumbers. Allow this to set for 5 minutes.
- Fill the cucumbers with the terrine mixture. Don't be too concerned with spillage as this will simply wipe away once the gelatin has set. Place these in your refrigerator.
- Any leftover filling can be molded in ramekins.
- After an hour or so the terrine will have set. This timing depends largely on the temperature of your refrigerator. Remove them from the fridge and pull the cucumbers free from the butter. Wipe off any spillage from the edges.
- Use a razor sharp knife to slice wafer thin slices from each end of the cucumber pieces to neaten up the ends. Slice the cucumber pieces at an angle and you're done.
- To unmold the ramekins simply run a thin blade round the edge of the ramekins and pop them out onto the plate.