“PB & J” Foie Gras Torchon

Adapted by StarChefs.com
September, 2007
Yield: 6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

Fois Gras Torchon
1 lobe grade B foie gras, deveined
5 grams salt
5 grams pepper
2 grams sugar
¼ cup white Port
consommé
Strawberry Jam
1 cup strawberries
¼ cup sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 cinnamon stick
Macadamia Nut Butter
1 cup macadamia nuts
salt and pepper
To Assemble and Serve
6 slices brioche
fleur de sel

METHOD:

For the Fois Gras Torchon:
Season foie gras with salt, pepper, and sugar and soak in port overnight. The following day wrap foie gras in a cheese cloth and tightly roll to about 2 inches in diameter. Poach in simmering consommé for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from consommé, tighten the cheese cloth, and set in fridge.

For the Strawberry Jam:
Place the strawberries in a double-boiler with sugar, vanilla beans, and cinnamon stick. Place lid on top and steep until liquid is extracted from the berries. Separate the liquid and set aside. Blend the berries and cool. Pass berry mixture through a chinois.

For the Macadamia Nut Butter:
Roast macadamias in oven at 350˚F until golden. Pulse in Robot Coupe until slightly chunky. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To Assemble and Serve:
With a cookie cutter, cut out a round of brioche with the same diameter as the foie gras. Pan-fry until golden brown. Place a small amount of strawberry purée on a plate. Plate one slice of brioche and spread with Macadamia Nut Butter. Add one slice of foie gras and a second slice of toasted brioche. Add jam and a second slice of foie gras. Season with fleur de sel and serve.