Total:
24 hr 55 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
4 servings with leftovers
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

For parsley sauce:

Directions

To roast peppers: Using a long-handled fork char the peppers over an open flame, turning them, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the skins are blackened. (Or broil the peppers on the rack of a broiler pan under a preheated broiler about 2 inches from the heat, turning them every 5 minutes, for 15 to 25 minutes, or until the skins are blistered and charred.) Transfer the peppers to a bowl and let them steam, covered until they are cool enough to handle. Keeping the peppers whole, peel them starting at the blossom end, cut off the tops, and discard the seeds and ribs. (Wear rubber gloves when handling chilies.)

For parsley sauce:

In a blender puree the parsley and the garlic with the vinegar, the water, the oil, and salt and pepper to taste until the sauce is smooth and strain it through a fine sieve set over a small bowl, pressing hard on the solids. Yield: about 1/2 cup

Preheat the broiler. Arrange the eggplant slices in one layer on baking sheets, brush both sides of the eggplant with the oil, and sprinkle them with salt to taste. Broil the eggplant in batches about 4 inches from the heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until it is golden and tender, and transfer it with a metal spatula to paper towels to drain. Line a loaf pan, 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 2 1/2- inches, with plastic wrap, leaving a 3-inch overhang, and in it arrange the eggplant, olive paste, bell peppers, and goat cheese in several layers, beginning and ending with the eggplant. Cover the eggplant with the plastic overhang, weight the terrine with a 3 to 4-pound weight (such as a loaf pan filled with canned goods), and chill for 24 hours. The terrine may be made 3 days in advance. Remove the weight, invert the terrine onto a cutting board, and discard the plastic wrap. Cut 4 (3/4-inch thick) slices from the terrine, pour about 2 tablespoons of the parsley sauce onto the center of each of 4 plates, tilting the plates to spread the sauce, and arrange a slice of the terrine on each plate. Garnish each serving with a parsley sprig.

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