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With its rich, silken mouthfeel and luxurious buttery flavour, foie gras is the perfect Christmas accompaniment. Not only does a thoughtfully purchased tin make a show-stopping gift, foie gras is a sublime delicacy to serve to your family or guests this season.
Even if you only indulge in foie gras as a rare treat, Christmas is the time to do it. Easy to prepare yet with heavenly appeal, what simpler way to make a celebratory splash than with foie gras?
From impressive party canapes to Boxing Day pick-me-ups, be inspired by our sumptuous ways to serve foie gras at Christmas.
1 Foie gras on toasted brioche with satsuma
BEST FOR: Christmas Parties
Elevate your Christmas party canapes to something truly special - with minimum effort. With a jolt of citrus to cut through the richness, we recommend serving your foie gras on dainty slices of brioche, topped with a disc of seasonal satsuma or orange.
Simply toast your brioche slices, top with 1cm-thick slices of lightly-seared foie gras then crown with a disc of peeled, horizontally-sliced satsuma. If you have a culinary blow-torch, then try caramelising the satsuma with a sprinkle of brown sugar first.
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2 Foie gras terrine
BEST FOR: Christmas Eve
Easily done in advance so you can spend your Christmas Eve relaxing, why not try making a foie gras terrine for the family? Prepare it with Sauternes or your favourite sweet wine a week or so before Christmas and keep in the fridge until you want to serve it.
Foie gras terrine is delicious spread on sliced toasted bread and your favourite zingy fruit jelly on top for a tart hit. You can always slice it and present on a platter at any of your Christmas gatherings.
3 Foie gras-stuffed turkey
BEST FOR: Christmas Day
Have everyone fighting over that last piece of stuffing by infusing it with foie gras. When preparing your traditional stuffing mix with onions or shallots, mushrooms, sausage or chicken meat, simply add 200g-300g of foie gras when you add the mixture into your blender. The result is decadently creamy stuffing that will dazzle your guests.
4 Goose foie gras on sourdough with fig chutney
BEST FOR: Boxing Day
When the whole family is still feeling the excesses of the Christmas Day’s over-indulgence, reach for a luxurious, yet effortless bite. A simple foie gras Christmas recipe, all you need to do is smear goose foie gras straight from the jar onto a slice of warm toasted sourdough, and top with a dollop of fig chutney. Whether a low-fuss lunchtime treat or evening indulgence, this foie gras dish is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
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