Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chestnut & Foie Gras Stuffing from Chef Arik Bensimon

Chestnut corn bread stuffing with foie gras & sage
Serves 4-6

1 cup Duck fat
6 shallots diced
8 cups corn bread large diced, toasted in a 350 degree oven until golden
8 cups chestnuts (peeled and frozen)
6 oz foie gras cut in to medium sized cubes
1 tablespoon sage chopped
½ cup heavy cream
poultry stock

-Defrost the chestnuts, cover with melted duck fat and cook in a 300 degree oven for about 40 minutes until tender
- Take a small sauté pan, start on a high flame, and once hot quickly sauté the foie gras for about 15 seconds and reserve in the refrigerator.
- Sweat the shallots in a touch of duck fat until translucent, add the toasted corn bread, and toss around, add the chestnuts and mix gently being careful not to break them apart. Moisten with heavy cream or poultry stock. Add the chopped sage, and cool down in the refrigerator.
-Once cooled, mix in the foie gras.
This suffing can either be stuffed into your Turkey or baked in an oven proof dish for about 45 miniutes at 350 degrees.

The richness of the Foie Gras pairs beautifully with a rich, fruit forward, Zinfandel like, Frog’s Leap from Napa Valley, California

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pre-Thanksgiving Wine Class this Monday at 7pm

Pre-Thanksgiving Wine Class this Monday at 7pm
Are you unsure what to enjoy with your Thanksgiving feast? There's so many flavors on the table, such as, cranberry sauce, honey ham, turkey, gravy, stuffing and sweet potatoes. Do you go fruity and light? Do you go big and tannic? Do you go floral and rich? Well, come this Monday to our Pre-Thanksgiving Wine Class and taste through a sampling feast and 7 wines to find your true match! Cheers!
RSVO 203-353-3319