Foie Gras is a French delicacy and is made from the liver of a goose or duck which has been fattened especially to produce this classic and well-known French food. Foie Gras recipes are usually kept for special occasions and celebrations and not often used as day-to-day dishes for family meals, but hey, who's watching!
Two methods here for the same ingredients and an incredible fruit sauce called a coulis.
It is produced mostly in the South West region of France and some in the Alsace region.
The liver from these specially bred ducks is much richer than ordinary liver and has a more delicate, buttery flavor with a creamier texture. It is often served in the form of a mousse, as a paté with toast or French bread, or on its own with a steak.
Try this delicious recipe Duck Foie Gras With Truffles.
Foie gras recipes are of course part of French cuisine and very popular in restaurants but it is difficult to find fresh foie gras if you wish to make foie gras recipes, even when in France.
You can often purchase Foie Gras in cans or tins from specialty food shops and these will keep for years in a cool pantry or cupboard.