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Marbled duck foie gras with Solliès-Pont figs

4 people
Red wine
  • 1 kg duck foie gras
  • 1 kg fresh figs
  • Salt and pepper

In the middle of the Var, not far from the sea, a village has long been devoted to cultivating figs. In fact, Solliès-Pont even lent its name to a famous variety of the Mediterranean fruit.

Select two lobes of duck foie gras, for a total of about 1 kg, and cut four escalopes per lobe. Season copiously (with salt and pepper) and pan-fry with no added fats. The liver should be pink in the middle. Drain to extract the fat rendered while cooking. Slice about 1 kg fresh figs in half, then dry in the oven (at 100°C), by forced air if possible.

Cover the bottom of a terrine with a few escalopes of foie gras and arrange some figs on top. Repeat. Press lightly, for example with a small board to pack it all down and give the bowl its marbled appearance. Refrigerate for 24 hours.

How to serve

Serve fresh, in slices, accompanied by a salad and fresh figs.

Recipe by de Bruno Gazagnaire – Château de Nans – Nans-les-Pins