Ingredients (serves 4)
|Lobe of Fresh Duck Foie Gras|
|Nougat, cut in small cubes|
|3 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream|
|1 teaspoon Caster Sugar|
|50g Fresh Walnut Halves|
|6 Passion Fruits|
|1 tablespoon Lemon Juice|
|10g Cocoa Powder|
|Some small crisp meringues, to serve|
- To make this Turron Foie Gras, first de-vein the foie gras. Then lay in a dish and sprinkle over the Bailey Irish cream and sugar. Cover and leave for 5 hours in the fridge, turning once or twice.
- Preheat the oven to around 75°C/Gas.
- Place the foie gras in a heatproof dish, cover and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and cool, then drain off the pan juices.
- Re-shape the foie gras in a mould (like a small loaf tin), pressing in the cubes of nougat and walnut halves, like a chess board. Cover the top with clingfilm and weigh lightly down as you chill the mould until firm.
- Meanwhile, make the passion fruit sauce. Halve and scoop out the flesh and seeds from all the fruits. Put two-thirds of this in a small saucepan with the lemon juice. Boil for about 2 minutes, then strain into a cup through a tea strainer to catch the seeds. Return the juice to the pan and scoop in the remaining fruits.
- When ready to serve, unmold the foie gras mixture, then cut into bite-sized cubes, using a hot knife. Lightly dust each cube with cocoa powder by sifting through a fine sieve.
- Serve with the passion fruit sauce spooned around the Turron Foie Gras with pieces of meringue.
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