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What do I do with this whole Foie Gras lobe??

neilmcginnis Aug 16, 2013 09:33 AM

I purchased today a Whole Lobe of Duck Foie Gras, Grade A - Flash-Frozen from Gourmetfoodstore (it arrives tomorrow morning). Please tell me your recommendations for consumption. Obviously a simple scored sear is all I know and plan on doing to it at this point. Also need suggestions for how to pair the foie gras. The reason I am posting this in the DFW section is because I would like the suggestions to propose actual stores for buying ingredients for pairing that are local which would not be possible for someone out of state that was attempting to help me.

  1. girloftheworld Aug 16, 2013 04:00 PM

    bring it to AUstin and share it with me? :)

    actually there is a French Laundry prep that is delicious...i looked for mine but it wasnt in my file which means I must have it written by hand somewhere. I am sure if you bing ityou can find it online

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    1. re: girloftheworld
      girloftheworld Aug 16, 2013 04:09 PM

      found it


      this really is very tasty it doesnt mask any of the fios flavors and it is not difficult at all

      1. re: girloftheworld
        neilmcginnis Aug 19, 2013 06:43 AM

        lol. Thanks

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        foiegras Aug 16, 2013 09:01 PM

        I will recommend again finding the Home Cooking thread that discusses foie gras.

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        1. re: foiegras
          c oliver Aug 17, 2013 08:52 PM

          Definitely. There's nothing I do with or serve with foie gras that isn't easily sourced anywhere. Also I've never scored it. If OP will go to Home Cooking there's tons of info. Here's a thread I started that had 98 replies!


          1. re: foiegras
            neilmcginnis Aug 19, 2013 06:49 AM

            I did my research and seared a few slices.. I actually found that it's best without any bread because the bread takes away from the flavors of the foie. Just foie with a little sangria reduction with raspberries and poached pears and a large piece of seared foie gras. It was amazing and I did not make any effort to clean veins or nerves out and I did not notice a difference in texture at all. I will say that I did not score the surface, thus it did not get very crispy despite that it did look very browned and tasty. Next time I will score it I suppose and then see if that gets it crispy. But in reality it seemed extremely easy to cook the foie gras I think how hard it is was very exaggerated, it's hard to go wrong with a good piece of hudson valley foie.

            1. re: neilmcginnis
              c oliver Aug 19, 2013 07:53 AM

              As I posted on that other thread, I use a CI skillet that's REALLY hot but not smoking. It gets brown but not crispy. IMO it would turn into a puddle of very expensive oil before it got crispy. Toasted brioche, to me, added to the flavor because of all the butter. It's unlikely I'd ever do any kind of sauce. It's cooked in under a minute and then onto the plate with everything else that's just waiting for it.

              1. re: c oliver
                neilmcginnis Aug 19, 2013 08:16 AM

                I agree with all that.. But somehow at Boulevardier they scored and got it truly crispy and it was a lovely texture I wish I could recreate.

                1. re: neilmcginnis
                  c oliver Aug 19, 2013 08:26 AM

                  Why don't you call them and ask? Perhaps they used more seasoning that made for a crispier exterior. I wouldn't experiment :)

                  1. re: c oliver
                    neilmcginnis Aug 19, 2013 08:40 AM

                    Do you think they would answer that? Can you call them for me? lol. jk

                    1. re: neilmcginnis
                      c oliver Aug 19, 2013 08:53 AM

                      You know the expression - "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." I'd be surprised if they wouldn't answer you. I've done this. I'm casual friends with a professional chef and it started with my asking him questions when we were there. I'd call well before they open and just say that you bought a whole foie and haven't yet been successful recreating their PERFECT version and could they give you any suggestions. Nothing to lose and plenty to gain.

                      1. re: c oliver
                        neilmcginnis Aug 19, 2013 09:00 AM

                        Good idea.. Thanks for the push

                  2. re: neilmcginnis
                    c oliver Aug 19, 2013 08:59 AM

                    This sounds good.


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