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Marbled Foie Gras with Pistachios, Apricots, and Gingerbread

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Ingredients

 
  • 8 dried apricot (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 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsps hazelnut oil
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

Directions

Total Time30 min

  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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