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Foie Gras Recipes: Foie Gras Stuffed Mushrooms

I’ve been making stuffed mushrooms as a party appetizer for years. This recipe for Foie Gras Stuffed Mushrooms takes the old recipe to a new level. The frozen foie gras cubes have just enough time to cook in the oven. If black truffles were in season, I would have added an ounce of chopped black […]

Foie Gras Recipes: Foie Gras Hamburger with Fennel Slaw

This foie gras recipe was inspired by Christian Delouvrier’s signature foie gras “hamburger”, a recipe that appears in Michael Ginor’s cook book “Foie Gras, A Passion”. The “hamburger” consists of a thick slice of seared foie gras, served between a “bun” made of white peaches, first poached in a Sauternes syrup, then caramelized before serving. […]

French Food Recipes: Goose Rillettes and Goose Leg Confit

This two-in-one recipe for both goose leg confit and goose rillettes requires a bit of planning ahead, but is not difficult or time consuming to make. Four goose legs with thighs attached will yield a good amount of rillettes and you’ll have an extra goose leg confit with enough meat to serve two. After the […]

Truffle Recipes: Prawn and Fennel Salad with Black Truffle Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

For the Salad

2 large bulbs of fennel (about 1.25 lbs. trimmed of stalks)

1/2 cup chicken stock

1/4 teaspoon black truffle salt

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 lb prawns, deveined and peeled, with tail on

2 large cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon marash chili

1/8 teaspoon truffle salt

5 cups […]

Foie Gras Recipes: Seared Foie Gras with Smoked Duck Breast, Lentils, Caramelized Leeks and Black Truffle Oil

As much as I appreciate and enjoy slow food, there is something to be said for luxury on the go. I like to eat well everyday, and I do indulge in luxury foods throughout the week. Often the recipes I create from whatever I have in the refrigerator, freezer and pantry, are among my favorites, […]

Foie Gras Recipes: Foie Gras Ice Cream

This foie gras ice cream, made with slow baked foie gras, Sauternes wine, sugar, egg yolks, butter and cream is extremely rich and satisfying. Serve this decadent ice cream for dessert presented in a bowl with toasted macadamia nuts and bittersweet chocolate shavings, make a foie gras ice cream sandwich with two soft gingerbread cookies, […]

White Truffle Oil Uses Seem Endless…

It seems almost everything I prepare can be enhanced with white truffle oil. Some of my favorite white truffle oil uses include drizzling white truffle oil on salads–especially those containing hearty vegetables such as beets, leeks, asparagus, tomatoes and mushrooms–drizzling it on grilled or sautéed vegetables, drizzling on bread, pizza or popcorn, and adding it […]

Fatty Goose Liver Pate (Almost Goose Foie Gras Pate)

This mousse-like goose liver pate is made with fatty goose liver or extra fatty goose liver. Neither product is goose foie gras. They are somewhere in between a standard goose liver and goose foie gras. The liver is harvested in the fall, just after the free-range geese have devoured extra quantities of food, as they […]

Foie Gras Recipes: Foie Gras and Smoked Duck Breast Salad with Pears, Hazelnuts, and Roquefort

This recipe for Foie Gras and Smoked Duck Breast Salad with Pears, Hazelnuts, and Roquefort is perfect for lunch or a light dinner. I love this combination of ingredients, but certainly substitutions can be made. Everything I put in this salad was already in my kitchen. Any type of pear can be used, or use […]

Foie Gras Recipes: Red Wine-Poached Torchon of Foie Gras w/ Poached Bosc Pear and Pear-Shallot Jam

The name torchon of foie gras, or foie gras torchon style indicates that the foie gras was prepared by being wrapped in a torchon, the French word for towel, and then poached. This fabulous recipe is from Michael Ginor’s book “Foie Gras, A Passion”. Though none of the steps are difficult, plan the make this […]