COUNTRY PATE of FOIE GRAS, PORK BELLY and PORK SHOULDER - #FoieTheWin - November 2015

COUNTRY PATE of FOIE GRAS, PORK BELLY and PORK SHOULDER

One of two #FoieTheWin winners for November comes from Chef Tomas Prado of Golden Fig Restaurant where they "proudly partner with local artisans and farmers to supply as many natural and organic products as are available, free of hormones, GMOs, pesticides and antibiotics. Our vision is to create a collaborative community around sustainable farming practices that translate into flavorful cooking."

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INGREDIENTS - Purchase Fresh Foie Gras Online
1 Kg Pasture Raised Pork Belly diced 1/2" and chilled
500g Pasture Raised Pork Shoulder diced 1/2" and chilled
500g Hudson Valley Foie Gras chunks chilled
24g Kosher Salt
2g Sugar
6g Coarse Black Pepper
2g Quatre-epices (4 spice mix)
2g Piment Espelette
4g Pink Curing Salt
100ml Cognac
100g Panade (milk soaked bread)
1 egg
20 strips of high quality thick cut bacon

METHOD
Combine all ingredients except Panade, egg and bacon strips in a large non reactive bowl and mix together. Let sit in refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

Place all metal parts of the meat grinder in freezer for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Add the Panade and egg to your meat mixture and combine well. Set aside in refrigerator.

Set up your meat grinder with the 1/8" die. Begin grinding meat mixture over a bowl set with ice. Once done remove a small amount and make a party and cook on stovetop to taste. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Place meat mixture in refrigerator.

Line your terrine mold with the bacon strips allowing for about 1 1/2" to overlap on the sides. Place your meat mixture in terrine mold and smooth out evenly with a rubber spatula.

Boil 1 gallon of water and add to a hotel pan for your Bain Marie. Place terrine mold in Baine Marie and cook in 350f oven for 45 minutes. Rotate the pan and cook for another 30 minutes or until internal temperature has reached 155F.

Remove terrine from oven and cool down. Press terrine with 3-5# weights for 24 hours. Remove weights and let terrine sit for 3 days to ripen.