Whole grilled foie gras with french breans

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Red wine vinegar
2 Quince; peeled
4 tablespoons Sugar
2 pounds French beans; ends removed
2 cups Watercress rinsed; spun dry
2 tablespoons Hazelnut oil
4 tablespoons Hazelnuts; chopped
1 Whole foie gras 1 to 1 1/4 pounds; A quality

Preheat grill.

Place vinegar in 2 quart saucepan. Core, seed and slice quince and place in pan with vinegar and add sugar. Reduce by two thirds. Place in food processor and blend until smooth and thick. Set aside. Bring 2 quarts water to boil and blanch beans 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp and bright green.

Shock in ice water. Drain and toss with watercress, hazelnut oil, hazelnuts and 2 tablespoons quince vinegar. Season with salt and arrange on large platter. Place foie on hot grill and cook to medium rare, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove, slice and arrange on platter. Drizzle with quince vinegar and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings as an appetizer NOTES : Recipes Copyright Mario Batali 1997. All rights reserved.

Recipe by: MEDITERRANEAN MARIO #ME1A21 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Sue <suechef@...> on Feb 12, 1998

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