Kick off a dinner party with this elegant starter.


  • 400g of gemfish fillets (or any firm white flesh fish)

  • 400g salmon

  • 250g scallops, cleaned, trimmed and roe reserved

  • 3 eggs whites + 1 yolk

  • 200ml cream

  • Salt and pepper

  • 20ml white wine

  • Zest of ½ a lemon

  • Gremolata:

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 bunch parsley

  • ¼ cup of olive oil

  • Zest of ½ lemon


  • 1.

    Remove skin and bones from fish fillet and cut into pieces.

  • 2.

    Clean the scallops and keep 10 aside.

  • 3.

    Separate the whites from the eggs yolks and beat the whites until firm.

  • 4.

    Put the fish, scallops and the roe in a food processor with the cream, wine, yolk, salt and pepper, zest and puree the mixture.

  • 5.

    Fold in the eggs white until smooth.

  • 6.

    Line a terrine mould 28 x 10 cm long with grease proof paper and spoon in half of the fish mixture.

  • 7.

    Place the 10 reserved scallops across the terrine to form a row in the middle. Lay in the remainder of the fish mixture and flatten the top with a spatula.

  • 8.

    Place the terrine in a bain marie and bake for about 40 minutes at 160°. Check that it is cooked by placing a skewer in the centre of the terrine. If it comes out clean, it is cooked. Let it rest for 10 minutes then remove from mould and drain excess liquid. Place in the fridge to cool.

  • For the gremolata: :

  • 1.

    In a mortar and pestle pound garlic with a pinch of salt. Add roughly chopped parsley and the zest of lemon. Add oil until well combined.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 558kj
  • Fat Total 46g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Protein 33g
  • Carbohydrate 4g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Sodium 564mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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