Take your classic Foie Gras on Toast over the top, with this quick spiced persimmon chutney. A sweet and salty festive appetizer for Christmas!
Simply put, Christmas in France wouldn’t be Christmas without Foie Gras. (and yes, ethical debates around the making of Foie Gras do resurface every year in France before Christmas – but Foie Gras still is, and remains a staple).
This sweet and salty festive toast combines three of the classic ingredients you will find on a French Christmas table: foie gras, spice bread and seasonal persimmons. Persimmon (know in French as “kaki”) brings a soft and fleshy texture to this classic toast. Marinated with spices, citrus zest and port wine, this spiced persimmon chutney brings subtle heat and tanginess to the warmth of the spice bread and the creaminess of the foie gras.
- For one of my favorite spiced bread recipe, click here.
- You can buy some good-quality canned fois gras online here and here.
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Prepare the spiced persimmon chutney – In a bowl, mix the sugar, white port wine, white vinegar, sechuan pepper and orange zest. Slice and cube the persimmon (small ¼” cubes). Add the cubes into the chutney mix and set aside for 10 minutes.
Right before serving – toast the spice bread slices, delicately slice the foie gras and place 1 slice of foie gras on each slice of spice bread. Pour 2 tablespoons of chutney on top of each slice and sprinkle lightly with espelette pepper (or smoked paprika). Serve immediately.
This recipe is translated and adapted from Madame Cuisine.