Happy French Friday! We’re reaching the point in our French Fridays with Dorie journey where if you are hoping to go the distance and finish every recipe on time, you can’t skip any recipes. I kinda wanted to skip this one. But, I don’t want to let one recipe keep me from crossing the finish line, so here we are.
First off, I have to admit that I did not use the correct foie gras called for in the recipe. We were supposed to use foie gras terrine made from whole pieces of foie gras. I used some leftover foie gras pâté that I saved from our last foie gras recipe. The type of foie gras Dorie specifically said not to use. I did this because finding the proper foie gras is probably impossible around here, and mail-ordering it would have been very expensive. I didn’t want to spend big bucks for a few bites.
So, this was pretty simple. Cabbage leaves (I only did two) were cooked in boiling water for a few minutes to soften them. After they were cool enough to handle, I wrapped the leaves around pieces of foie gras to make little “bundles”. The bundles were then steamed (I reduced the amount of time because of using the pâté) and plated. Finish off with a tiny drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of fleur de sel. Enjoy?
I had a hard time with this one (I didn’t even think about giving this to anyone else around here…). There isn’t much I won’t eat, but I could barely take two bites of this. I didn’t care for the flavor, but I really hated the texture. I am sure the texture would have been better if I had used the proper type of foie gras. I also couldn’t get past what it was I was really eating.
At least I get credit for trying, right?