Foie Gras Cubes
10 vacuum sealed 1 lb. packs (approximately 10 lbs.)
This top-quality Grade A duck foie gras comes frozen in versatile one-inch cubes that may be seared to make individual bites, combined to flavor sauces or to make a foie gras terrine or mousse.
Duck foie gras is the buttery, creamy, soft enlarged liver of a duck (typically the Moulard breed) that has been force fed (gavage) a corn mash during the finishing period. Gavage is an ancient technique dating back to the Egyptian and Roman eras (when it was typically done with figs). This process makes use of the birds’ natural ability to use their livers to store extra energy (before flying south for the winter).
Store frozen meats in your freezer until you’re ready to use it, then thaw only as much as you plan on cooking.
RECIPES & TIPS
Foie gras cubes can be quickly seared in a smoking hot, dry pan straight from the freezer. Serve seared foie gras cubes with toasted brioche as a cocktail canape, for breakfast alongside scrambled eggs in place of sausage or bacon, or in a salad instead of lardons. Toss cubed foie gras with pasta for a rich sauce or make foie gras compound butter to use atop a filet mignon. Cubed foie gras can also be used as you would a full lobe for making terrines, custards, and mousses.
Pair foie gras with flavors like truffles (fresh truffles or white truffle oil), cloves, nutmeg, allspice or fruit (especially apples, figs, or grapes).