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Blog posts of '2015' 'December'

Foie Gras Terrine

In France, every special meal, most notably during the Christmas holidays, is not complete without starting off with some home made foie gras terrine. It may sound intimidating, but it’s one of those recipes that are actually easy to do.

It takes some time to prepare to marinade the duck liver overnight and keep another night before serving, but in the end it’s all worth it. A great way to start a memorable meal with family and friends this holiday season.


2 pieces Whole Duck Liver (foie gras)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 liter port wine
Toast pieces


  1. Divide foie gras lobes in half and season with salt and pepper. Set in a glass dish and pour with port wine over them. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to marinate overnight. The next day, drain the dish but reserve the liquid. You will use this as syrup when you serve the terrine later.
  2. Slice foie gras into ½ -inch slices. Using a saute pan, sear each slice for 1 minute on each side. Press the cooked foie gras into a buttered rectangular terrine mold. Repeat process until all pieces have been used. Press each layer into the mold firmly, and then after all pieces are in, Wrap mold in plastic. Put some extra weight on top of the mold to remove the air inside. Refrigerate this overnight.
  3. For the sauce, use the port wine marinade. Put this into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer 25 to 30 minutes until it’s reduced to ¾ the amount of liquid and has thicker syrupy consistency.
  4. Remove terrine from the refrigerator, and serve in ½ inch slices. Serve with cornichons, bread toast and the port syrup.