What is foie gras - products, terms, dishes
Foie Gras is a national French product and it is worth being proud of. According to Wikipedia foie gras is “the fattened liver of geese or ducks, used for gourmet cooking.” https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/foie_gras
Also called fuagra that product has won the love of fans of gourmet food all over the world for years. Its unusual but flavorful taste make people to wish more and more. The secret is in production of foie gras. Only a special goose and duck liver has to be used.
As it is a really popular product there many different varieties of gourmet foie gras online:
Whole Fresh Foie Gras (not frozen)
Whole Fresh Foie Gras(frozen)
Rendered Duck Fois Gras Fat
Terrine of Foie Gras
Sliced Foie Gras
Torchon of Duck Foie Gras
Mousse of Duck Foie Gras with Truffles
Apple-wood Smoked Foie Brat
Duck Foie Gras Perfait
Mousse Royal of Duck Foie Gras with Ice Cider
etc. (for more products variety visit site marky.com)
Let’s look at some of them in detail.
Rendered Duck Foie Gras Fat is considered to be liquid foie gold! It is superb for frying, sautéing, roasting and baking.
It contains only 100% foie gras fat without any other ingredients. For frying it is better to mix rendered foie gras fat with vegetable oil for a higher smoking point. Blend of melted butter and foie gras fat is an exquisite topping for popcorn. Other uses include roasting, pastry glaze, or a quick vinaigrette. And of course it is a main component in the preparation of excellent confit or tender juicy rillettes.
One more interesting fact - Duck Fat consists of 65% with mono- and polyunsaturated fats, that makes it the healthiest fats among animal ones.
Whole Fresh Foie Gras is a delicacy which is smooth in texture, rich in flavor with a slightly nutty finish.
Fresh Foie Gras is really easy to cook. Just unfreeze it, slice thick, put some seasoning and fry in a hot pan until golden brown. That is all! Bon appetite!
Terrine of Foie Gras is a cooked type of product. First duck liver is marinated in wine, then it is pressed into terrine mold and cooked. A ready product has a shape of square tube.
Sliced Fresh Frozen Foie Gras is a superb kind of product as you do not need to worry about how to slice liver and where to take a good knife for this. Just take out of the freezer, wait a bit and cook!
Torchon of Foie Gras is another traditional French product cooked from liver marinated in Sauternes wine, salt, brown sugar and white pepper and rolled into the traditional cylindrical shape.
Whole Duck Foie Gras with Truffles( Millefeuille) is ideal for party. It is a cooked product with velvety texture and exquisite taste of liver and truffles. Best served with late harvest wine.
Duck Foie Gras Parfait can be described as a perfection of French cuisine. It can be served if you want to excite your guests.
Parfait is a kind of pate which has ethereal consistence. It is made of wine-marinated Foie Gras with light seasoning. Wonderful gentle texture and unique taste allows to use Foie Parfait as an ideal ingredient for salads, sandwiches, and as a stand-alone dish. Mousse Royal of Duck Foie Gras with Ice Cider is a perfect French appetizer. It is a mix of airy foie parfait with dessert apple wine, milk cream and egg foam
Mousse Royale of Duck Foie Gras with Maple Syrup is another type of French appetizer. It is ready to serve and all you need to do is carefully take it out of package, slice and serve on toasts or as a center-of-the-plate appetizer.
And now let’s look at some companies which are mostly associated with foie gras:
Hudson Valley is North America’s ONLY USDA Certified Cage Free Producer of Foie Gras. This company came to American market about 30 years ago. They has always produced the country’s highest quality foie gras and Moulard duck products and practices.
French company Rougie brings the highest quality foie gras to American Chefs. The motto of Rougie is “sustainable farming, innovation and a great passion to detail.”
To sum it all, Foie Gras is a kind of delicacy which can be bought as itself or as a ready-to-eat product and it is up to customer what type to choose. We advise you to try all of them and then decide which is your favorite and which you do not like.