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    Foie Gras on a Bed of Pears

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    25 mins

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    15 mins

    Kelley Maillard's Note:

    This is a delicious and elegant first course. I have also made this with apples, which came out very well, but pears are truly ideal for complementing the taste of the foie gras.

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    1. 1
      Srinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the foie gras and keep at room temperature.
    2. 2
      Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add pear slices and brown sugar. Caramelize, turning often. Place the caramelized pears on two warm plates.
    3. 3
      Sear the foie gras on each side over medium-high heat in the frying pan (cooking time is delicate as it can vary from 15 seconds to 1 minute per side, depending on the thickness of the foie gras).
    4. 4
      Place the foie gras on the pears.
    5. 5
      Deglaze the frying pan with the balsamic vinegar, then add the cider (or apple juice) and the rosemary. Let it reduce a little, then pour over the foie gras. Decorate with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
    6. 6
      Try serving with a little green salad, using any remaining sauce as the dressing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 20, 2007


      This was a simple and very tasty first course. My pears were firmer than required but ended up cooking them for longer. They need to be slightly firm to give the dish a bit of texture. I layered the ingredients with pears on bottom, a few mesclun salad leaves and then foie gras and a sprig of rosemary for garnish. The balsamic sauce drizzled over the dish cut the richness of the foie gras with a few drops to decorate the plate. Highly recommended for foie gras lovers!

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    Nutritional Facts for Foie Gras on a Bed of Pears

    Serving Size: 1 (136 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 107.7
    Calories from Fat 52
    Total Fat 5.8 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 42.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 10.3 g
    Protein 0.3 g

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    foie gras


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