So you’re serving Foie grass, but you’re wondering what to serve alongside Foie gras, here are some ideas to impress both yourself and your guests if you’re serving at a dinner party.
This is a very easy spinach salad which goes perfectly as a side with some foie gras. The dressing is simply balsamic vinegar, a little bit of orange zest and some orange juice. For the salad itself mis fresh spinach with some crumbled goats cheese, you may also wish to add some red onions (sliced) or some almonds.
- To make a dressing suitable for this salad, heat vegetable or olive oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cook until the mustard seeds start to pop. Allow the seeds to cook. Add lime juice, a little sugar, a handful of mint leaves and some dijon mustard to the dressing and mix together well.
- Add tomatoes, onions, cucumber and radish to the dressing, stir well to coat. Stand the food at room temperature for around 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with crackers, melba toast, toasted brioche or other toasted bread; alongside your fois gras and a wonderful selection of cheese. Some cheeses that were really well include: cheddar, comte, and gorgonzola.
A small fish
Serve alongside a salad and a small fish – namely a sauteed halibut would go rather nicely.
Quince paste or quince jelly is a spectacular and common accompaniment to cheese (usually also served with fruit and crackers with cheese too), but it works fantastically well with foie gras. Quince is a fruit and it’s paste or jelly tastes superb. Quince paste or quince jelly is widely available in shops and supermarkets.
With toasted brioche
Simply serve with toasted brioche, you can either make the Brioche yourself (recipe here: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6033/easy-easter-brioche) or you can buy some brioche from your local shop or bakery.