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Fun with Foie Gras


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Fun with Foie Gras

dagoose | Feb 20, 2009 09:57 AM

For my BF's 30th birthday I'm going to prepare him a foie gras tasting menu. I've already reserved the whole lobe and will pick it up the night before the dinner. The problem is I've got minimal time and want to make an amazing array of Foie themed dishes....soooo I'm hoping for some help. Let me know what you guys think.

Amuse: Foie gras dumplings: so far just thinking foie in a wanton wrapper, pan fried. I feel like it will need either something else in it or a bit of a sweetness in the sauce.

Appetizer: Salad of mixed greens garnished with sliced strawberries and seared foie, topped with good aged balsamic and the foie juice from searing

Main: I can't decide here. One of his favorite dishes is a foie burger with duck rilletes and braised shortribs. I don't have the time to make all that, though I do have some duck confit I could put on. I've never heard of any dishes with foie and a lot of spice, but if anyone can think of one, he loves spicy food.

Dessert: As much as I'd love to do foie ice cream, this is good foie and that is too much time. I was thinking maybe poached peach with vanilla ice cream and seared foie? Anything more creative out there?

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