Magazine article Sunset

The Wearing of the Green

Magazine article Sunset

The Wearing of the Green

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* Bright green shamrocks, garishly green beer, and now delicately green cream cheese--layered with corned beef for a first course to honor St. Patrick's Day (or any equally entertaining occasion). Parsley provides the color, horseradish the zip, in this quick-to-prepare terrine.

Corned Beef Horseradish Terrine

PREP TIME: 15 minutes to assemble, plus 4 hours to chill

NOTES: For the neatest results, buy wide, thin slices of corned beef cut to order at a deli.

MAKES: 8 to 10 appetizer servings

2 packages (3 oz. each) cream cheese

1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) cold butter or margarine, cut into chunks

1/4 cup chopped parsley

2 to 3 tablespoons drained prepared horseradish

About 1/2 pound fat-trimmed thin-sliced cooked corned beef

1 baguette (about 8 oz.), thinly sliced

1. In a food processor, whirl cream cheese, butter, parsley, and horseradish to taste until smooth and pale green; scrape container sides as needed.

2. Lightly oil a 3- by 5-inch loaf pan (about 2 1/4 cups to the rim). …

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