Gerürztraminer—Poached Moulard Duck Foie Gras with Gerürztraminer Jelly

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    16 slices

    of foie gras
    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

The French Laundry Cookbook

By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

  • About

Because foie gras is so rich, I don’t like it with the traditional sweet wines that often accompany it, such as Sauternes. I prefer a wine that introduces a counterpoint to that richness, such as a Gewürztraminer. This dish takes that appreciation a step further by poaching the foie gras in the wine, then clarifying the wine, gelling it, and serving it as an accompaniment. Once it is gelled and stirred, the white wine takes on the appearance of crushed ice, so, for a dramatic presentation,