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#11 Fri 21 Dec 07 6:56am

VENUS

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Foie Gras recipes urgently needed for Christmas

Grilled  Foie Gras on Oak Leaf Lettuce

6 slices of Foie Gras
or duck liver, 50 g (2 oz.) each
180 g (6 oz.) green lentils
4 tbsp. wine vinegar
8 tbsp. grapeseed oil
1 French shallot, finely chopped
250 ml (1 cup) unsweetened apple juice
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp. chervil sprigs

Method
Blend all the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a food processor;
cook the lentils: boil for half an hour in unsalted water; drain and toss immediately with three-quarters of the vinaigrette;
place the slices of foie gras on a baking sheet and place under the broiler at its highest setting for 30 seconds on each side.
Arranging the plate

Place a slice of foie gras on a bed of lettuce;
garnish with a spoonful of lentils;
sprinkle everything with the remaining vinaigrette and garnish with the chervil
and a few sprigs of chives.

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#12 Sun 18 Dec 11 7:16pm

sbparadis

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Re: Foie Gras recipes urgently needed for Christmas

I'm doing this for Christmas too...it's not unlike chacha's seared fois gras with apple chutney.

I think what you have is pate de fois gras- not the liver itself. In France we had this amazing app that I've tried to recreate- it was slices of pate de fg on toast points with an apple compote and fresh dill.

For a self-serve canape I just surround a big crock of pate with toast points, put fresh dill on top and serve the compote on the side. It's really good and the fam asks for it every year.

The apple is in a 1/2" dice and I make a heavy syrup with some rice vinegar added- throw in the diced apple and cook to not quite soft-ball stage.

I think for the flavor of the dill to be noticed the plain compote is good- the flavors are rich but bright- just lovely.

What a nice gift- enjoy!

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#13 Wed 20 Feb 13 1:20pm

fiona.munro.79

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Re: Foie Gras recipes urgently needed for Christmas

Its disgusting anyone can even think abut eating Foie Gras, please google Foie Gras cruelty! The production is banned in over 15 countries

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#14 Wed 20 Feb 13 5:42pm

wine~o

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From Dorset u.k
Member since Tue 21 Oct 08

Re: Foie Gras recipes urgently needed for Christmas

fiona.munro.79 wrote:

Its disgusting anyone can even think abut eating Foie Gras, please google Foie Gras cruelty! The production is banned in over 15 countries

But on the flip side......It tastes  dribble  whistle

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#15 Wed 20 Feb 13 8:44pm

Thistledo

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From English immigrant in S. Wales
Member since Fri 07 Dec 12

Re: Foie Gras recipes urgently needed for Christmas

It's lovely - had it years ago.  Then I saw the documentary on the force feeding.  It was quite graphic and took me days to get over it and have never forgotten it.
NO THANK YOU!

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#16 Wed 20 Feb 13 9:04pm

mummza

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Re: Foie Gras recipes urgently needed for Christmas

I looked at some short films some time ago and whilst most were pretty awful , there was one short film where the birds were on a farm , looked healthy , happy birds and went along peacefully to be fed seeming having no upset about the process at all .

this seemed  a  far more humane than the sad grubby birds in cages that were on other films.

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#17 Wed 20 Feb 13 9:24pm

wine~o

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From Dorset u.k
Member since Tue 21 Oct 08

Re: Foie Gras recipes urgently needed for Christmas

That's the thing, Mummza...there were the force fed and then there were the naturally fed geese/ducks...in the same way as the welfare of veal/pig/cattle can vary...oh I'm off on one again...you never have to force feed a pig....


Back to base..The welfare of the Animal is paramount..."rose veal" properly reared is fine. No cages etc.. Take a Chicken...give it a bit of room to move around/scratch about...give it access to daylight...that sort of thing...oh..I'm preaching to the converted....

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#18 Wed 20 Feb 13 9:36pm

mummza

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Re: Foie Gras recipes urgently needed for Christmas

Thats funny you have just entioned rse veal , I  have been thinking about starting a veal  thread for a while

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#19 Wed 20 Feb 13 9:44pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: Foie Gras recipes urgently needed for Christmas

Rose veal- Hugh FW's a fan if I remember correctly.


"Cook with love and laughter ..."
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#20 Wed 20 Feb 13 9:59pm

wine~o

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Occupation Handyman
From Dorset u.k
Member since Tue 21 Oct 08

Re: Foie Gras recipes urgently needed for Christmas

Thistledo wrote:

It's lovely - had it years ago.  Then I saw the documentary on the force feeding.  It was quite graphic and took me days to get over it and have never forgotten it.
NO THANK YOU!

Indeed...Fois gras WAS  (and still can be) produced by force feeding.....but there are alternatives available...without the cruelty..

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