Foie Gras Torchon with Maple Gel and Sortilège-maple Sugar Caramelized Peaches


Duck / Starters

Recipe — Foie Gras Torchon with Maple Gel and Sortilège-maple Sugar Caramelized Peaches
4 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

Foie Gras Torchon

  • 1 lobe of foie gras torchon, preferably from Québec (75 g [2 1/2 oz] per person)

Maple Gel

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons sherry
  • 1 Zest of 1 orange and juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1 teaspoon 35% whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon agar-agar
  • Salt, to taste

Caramelized Peaches

  • 2 well-ripened peaches (or Rougemont McIntosh apples)
  • 3/4 cup maple sugar
  • 1/3 cup Sortilège Canadian whisky and maple syrup liqueur

Method

Maple Gel

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil for 30 seconds. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Put in blender and blend to a good mousse consistency.

Caramelized Peaches

  1. Cut peaches in half and remove pits.
  2. Make a dry blonde caramel by putting the maple sugar in a non-stick pan and stirring it constantly with a wooden spoon until it melts.
  3. Place the peaches into the caramel, flesh side down, and caramelize.
  4. Deglaze with the maple liqueur. The peaches should be well-coated with caramel.
  5. Reserve at room temperature. (This step can be done in advance.)

Assembly

  1. Cut a slice of foie gras and place on a nice dinner plate.
  2. Add a caramelized peach half and 30 ml (2 tbsp.) of maple gel.

Suggestions

  1. This appetizer can also be served with two good slices of brioche bread (found in fine bakeries) spread with unsalted butter and oven-toasted to obtain a nice colour. Decorate the plate with edible mini-flowers or fresh sprouts, if desired.

Refrigeration Time: 12 Hours

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes by Yves Lévesque

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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