Marbled Foie Gras with Pistachios, Apricots, and Gingerbread

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Quick, easy, and in 30 minutes have a luxuriously smooth marbled Foie Gras. Balsamic vinegar, pistachios, and gingerbread are used to elevate the gamy taste of Foie Gras and add bitterness. Delicately paired with the sweetness of dried apricots and nutty, smooth, texture of the hazelnuts. Serve next to some bright succulent apricots, a few baby spinach leaves, crackers, and scattering over a few bright green, chopped pistachios for an artistic mouth-watering appeal.


  • 8 dried apricots (soft, plus 4 apricots for presentation)
  • 40 grams unsalted pistachios (plus 20 grams for presentation)
  • 6 slices gingerbread (0.5 cm thick)
  • 400 grams foie gras (deveined duck)
  • 100 grams baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil
  • salt
  • ground black pepper


  1. Dice 8 dried apricots in small cubes.
  2. Chop the pistachios with a knife or with a rolling pin without reducing them to powder.
  3. Cut the gingerbread slices depending on the size of circle or rectangle forms used.
  4. If you do not have individual circles, you can also make this recipe in flexible molds, and finish your decoration with a slice of gingerbread.
  5. Cut foie gras in 1 centimeter thick slices. Season foie gras with salt and pepper.
  6. Heat a frying pan over high heat.
  7. When the pan is very hot, cook the foie gras 1 minute on each side until slightly colored.
  8. Place gingerbread slice in individual circle form.
  9. Add pieces of foie gras, and pack down lightly with the back of a spoon.
  10. Add a layer of diced apricots and crushed pistachios. Then cover with a layer of foie gras, finishing with a layer dried fruits, to completely fill the circle.
  11. The slices of foie gras must not be the full size of the metal form, but rather smaller, in order to achieve different sized marbled layers. Cover with a plastic wrap, refrigerate overnight with a weight on top.
  12. Just before serving, make the salad dressing by mixing balsamic vinegar, hazelnut oil, salt and pepper.
  13. To detach foie gras, use the blade of a knife (put in hot water) to edge between the marbled layers and the form.
  14. Place on serving dish, add crushed pistachios, half an apricot, and the spinach on top.
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Jessie C. 5 Jul 2015
One of the best foie gras recipe I have tried thus far. The sweetness of the dried apricots went perfectly with the savory flavors in this dish. I have also made this with pumpernickel instead of gingerbread, and it is equally yummy!