Truffled Foie Gras Mousse Stuffed Dates. That recipe title sure is a mouthful! These truffled foie-gras mousse stuffed dates are an elegant and tasty mouthful, too. Very easy to make, this is a quick appetizer for those “drop-in” friends if you can keep the ingredients on hand.
You can buy dates pretty much anywhere these days. I like to buy the Medjool dates as they are large and sweet and easily available. Dozens of cultivars of dates are grown around the world. Any large-sized dates will work in my Truffled Foie Gras Mousse Stuffed Dates recipe.
I like to use the D’Artagnan Medallion of Duck Foie Gras with Black Truffles for this recipe. This foie gras medallion is not really a “mousse” per se but when it softens a bit, it’s very rich and spreadable. D’Artagnan has some good sales now and then so you can stock up on your favorite products if your local grocer doesn’t carry them. This is not an inexpensive recipe but so tasty and worth the treat once in a while. Order yours from D’Artagnan — see the end of this posting for the link.
How to prepare these super simple and decadent appetizers? Considering D’Artagnan has done most of the work here, you’re pretty much off the hook. You’ll need 10 dates and a package of the D’Artagnan medallion of duck foie gras with black truffles. Just halve the dates lengthwise, remove the date pits, and fill the date centers with the soft truffled foie gras mousse. Place the dates on a serving platter and serve. How easy is that?
Just check out those gorgeous flecks of truffle!
From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….
Truffled Foie Gras Mousse Stuffed Dates
1 (6 oz) package D’Artagnan Medallion of Duck Foie Gras with Black Truffles
10 dates, halved lengthwise and pitted
1. Using a knife or spreader, fill the center of each date half with the truffled foie gras.
2. Place on a serving platter.
3. And serve!
Makes 20 appetizers. Serve with a glass of Sauternes or Port wine. These stuffed dates also go well with scotch.
Variations: You could stuff dried apricots, dried prunes or even dried figs with the foie gras mousse. Add some chopped toasted pistachios on top.
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