Vacuum-packed, Part-cooked Foie Gras with Mango and Gingerbread - an Ultra Easy Recipe by Greg Marchand, from the Restaurant Frenchie

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The perfect quick, simple, and pleasant recipe that sounds like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen. This French inspired Foie Gras, with a mouse consistency, is fused together with American spices. Using the sweet mangos and spicy gingerbread counters the meaty smell and taste of the Foie Gras. Partially cooking the Foie Gras allows the meet to keep its soft texture while pulling forth it’s deep flavors. Wake up the taste buds by serving as an Amuse Bouche.


  • 1 foie gras (vacuum-packed deveined duck)
  • fleur de sel
  • cracked black pepper
  • 1 mango
  • 3 slices gingerbread
  • mango (pearls)
  • Espelette pepper


  1. Pour water into a casserole dish and heat to 70 degrees Celsius.
  2. Immerse the foie gras still in its packaging for about 20 minutes, making sure the water temperature remains constant.
  3. Remove the liver from the water and let it warm down to room temperature.
  4. Open the vacuum packaging and place the foie gras on a cutting board. Season the liver with fleur de sel and cracked pepper.
  5. Spread plastic wrap over a width of about 45 centimeters in 3 layers.
  6. Roll the foie gras in the shape of a sausage of about 5 centimeters in diameter. Tighten the end strongly with strings so that the sausage is firm to the touch.
  7. Using a wooden toothpick, make holes with regular intervals to remove the possible air bubbles. Wrap one last time in plastic wrap and tie the ends with a string.
  8. Refrigerate for a week before serving.
  9. To serve, bring it to room temperature for 5/10 minutes and slice it with a knife, passing the blade under hot water between each slice.
  10. Peel the mango with a vegetable peeler. Make slices of 0.5 centimeter, and cut out shapes using cookie pieces. Do the same with the gingerbread. Add mango pearls on the slices of fresh mango.
  11. You can serve this foie gras with fleur de sel and espelette chili pepper.
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Misty S. 12 Jul 2015
I wouldn't have thought to pair gingerbread with foie gras, but it worked! The mango also added a sweet touch. I didn't want the spicy pepper, though. But it’s all just preference.