We are now home from the boat. Look at what we are missing. Its looks gorgeous.
Years ago some friends of mine, Glen and Annie were called on by my husband, to supply him and his crew with dinner, while they slaved away making TV commercials at night.
At that time there was only one Post production Facility in New Zealand and it was in Auckland.
He flew up every week from Wellington,
Made several commercials stayed a couple of days and flew home.
Studios didn’t have any catering services in those days and eating junk food wasn’t an option.
Glen and Annie served them all sorts of tasty morsels and kept them sane.
Out of this came their very successful Catering Company, which they called Spring Onions.
Of course before long, everyone who worked at Vidcom, wanted their services and next thing you know they were doing Large Parties, Boardroom functions, lots of lunches.
One of their specialties was Pate En Croute.
A specially made Terrine... Cooled and wrapped in pastry.
Bryan a dear friend of ours loved it...he called it Meat Loaf in Pastry,
Which of course is what it actually is... a Posh version no less.
So for Bryan, I have made an actual Meat Loaf in Pastry.
With our friend Andy in mind, I opted for Greek flavours.
Probably best made with lamb to be more authentic... but I only had Beef
Meat Loaf mix
500 gms mince
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs (whiz up in food processor with a small onion, some rosemary, thyme sage and sea salt and pepper)
1 tablespoon milk
100 gms cooked spinach ( I used frozen, great product)
75 gms feta, crumbled
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 packet frozen Puff Pastry
1 egg beaten with a little milk
Mix all the meat loaf ingredients together in a big bowl
Get it to a nice wettish consistency, not sloppy,
just enough to bind together
Roll out the pastry into a rectangle
Place meat mix down the middle
Brush egg wash around the sides
Leave to rest about 15 minutes...that pastry just needs to get its breath back
Brush well with egg
Put on a couple of little decorations if you feel inclined
Slash some steam holes
Into 200C oven for about 10 minutes then turn down to 180C
Too hot to eat straight away.
Leave for about 20 minutes
We had it with a homemade tomato sauce.
You could use ketchup it’s up to you.