The Teaser

15 04 2010
Doc finishing plating

Okay, time for another teaser. Next week we will be doing an awesome week long focus on a special ingredient. Today, you get a peek at its date for the meal. If you recognize what we’re serving with this sauce, write in on the comments-you must be very specific! Winner is the first correct answer and will win some undisclosed future prize, but more importantly win the ability to gloat and be smug. It is as satisfying as… say next week’s surprise food.

Fig & Port Wine Reduction Sauce

  • 2 cups  port wine (from a bottle you would drink)
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock (from scratch is best)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12 Kalamata crown figs, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs juniper berries
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp whole allspice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients into a medium saucepan and place over high heat. Reduce the mixture by half, about 10-15 minutes. Place through a coarse sieve to remove the cinnamon stick and any other large pieces or stems. Place the mixture back into the liquid and using an immersion blender; or in small batches in the food processor or blender puree the mixture. Using a fine sieve pour the liquid through and using the back end of a spoon push the solids to extract as much of the liquid as possible. If not serving immediately, you may reserve the liquid at this step. For service, return to a hot pan over high heat and reduce by half again, until the liquid has become somewhat thickened and syrupy. Serve as desired.

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6 responses

16 04 2010
Jen Fletcher

Veal medallions? (I was going to be cheeky and say “baguette” but I guess you mean ther meat 😉

16 04 2010
whatscookingwithdoc

Close and yes we meant the meatses 😉

16 04 2010
tasteofbeirut

Pork tenderloin cut in medallions

16 04 2010
doggybloggy

venison?

16 04 2010
doggybloggy

foi gras?

16 04 2010
whatscookingwithdoc

Winner Winner Duck Liver Dinner!
Seared Foie Gras Torchon. Foie gras recipes all next week!

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