Fancy French dining can be made in your own home. This recipe for Poached Foie Gras with Butternut, Quince and Verbena is decadent and delicious. It takes 55 minutes to prepare this recipe with four servings. This aromatic and savory recipe combines hearty vegetables with sensational spices for a dreamy dish. When you finally pick the three other lucky recipients of this dish, they will be rewarded with greatness. Enjoy!
- 250 milliliters gewurztraminer (Late Harvest)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon spices (blend)
- 250 grams foie gras
- 2 quinces
- 600 grams water
- 400 grams granulated sugar
- 1/2 butternut squash
- 10 leaves verbena (fresh)
- ground cinnamon
- Heat the wine, sugar, and spices in a small saucepan.
- Devein the foie gras.
- Place the foie gras for 10 minutes in the wine, turning it halfway through cooking.
- Take the liver out. Put it on a plate. Let it cool.
- Slice the liver in length. Heat a cast iron skillet, and sear the liver 2 minutes on each side. Season with salt.
- Peel the quinces, cut them into quarters, keep the seeds.
- Heat water and sugar to make a syrup.
- Add the peeled quinces and seeds. Cook over low heat for 3 hours (the fruit will gradually change color and become pink). Let cool.
- Drain the quinces (keep the syrup for cottage cheese), mix them, and strain the puree to remove the seeds from the fruit. Set aside.
- Peel the butternut squash, and cut thin slices with a knife or a mandolin. Using a cookie cutter cut circles in the butternut.
- Heat a pan of salted water and boil the squash slices for 2 or 3 minutes.
- On each plate, lay down 2 slices of fried foie gras, butternut disks on which you add mashed quince, verbena leaves, a little salt, and the ground cinnamon.
PER SERVING *
|Calories820Calories from Fat250|
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|Calories from Fat250|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.