Tournedos Rossini on jerusalem artichoke puree with wild mushrooms

Tournedos Rossini on jerusalem artichoke puree with wild mushrooms

New year dinner, course 3:  My best friend Thomas loves tenderloin beef and foie gras so it was a no brainer to include this dish in the menu. I tried to combine the main ingredients with the earthy and nutty flavors of the jerusalem artichoke and mushrooms.

Jerusalem artichoke puree

  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Double cream
  • Butter
  • Salt & pepper
  • Nutmeg

Peel the jerusalem artichokes and chop into halves. Cover with water and add plenty of salt. Cook for about 10 min. Drain the water and cock for another 5 minutes with a small amount of double cream. Puree with a blender. Add butter to a small frying pan, cook until golden brown. Add the brown butter to the puree and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Tarragon butter sauce

  • Butter
  • Tarragon vinegar
  • White vine
  • Fresh tarragon
  • Salt & pepper

Melt butter in a pan, add a small amount of tarragon vinegar. Add a splash of white vine. Finally add the tarragon. Season with salt & pepper.

Mushrooms

  • Your mushrooms of choice
  • Butter
  • Salt & pepper

Clean the mushrooms with a brush. Preheat a pan, add oil and fry for a couple of minutes. Finally ad butter and season with salt & pepper.

Tournedos Rossini & Assembly

  • Whole beef tenderloin
  • Whole foie gras lobe

Clean the tenderloin and cut into equally sized steaks, season with salt and pepper and pan fry medium-rare.

Cut the foie gras into slices and turn in the chopped hazelnuts, season with plenty of salt and pepper.  Pan fry until crisp on the outside.

Create a small circle of the puree in the center of the plate, place the steak on top of the puree and the foie gras on top of the steak. Place the mushrooms around the plate and finally pour some of the tarragon butter around as well.

ENJOY !

FoieGrasBurger

Burgers – “The foie gras burger”

Burgers, oh how I love them 🙂 But how different they can be, from junk-food to hi-class michelin levels, everybody seems to have a stab at the old formula.

I can’t even decide what my favorite version is, so I decided to make this a ongoing series over a couple of blogs. To start things of with style, I thougt the folowing was only to fitting..

This burger uses my current favorite homemade mayo, tarragon mayo, essentially a bearnaise just using oil instead of  butter.  It’s insanely good, trust me!

Recipe

  • Ground beef
  • Mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Whole lobe of Foie gras
  • chopped hazelnuts
  • finely chopped shallots
  • tarragon mayo
  • good quality bunn

Mix the beef with mustard, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Form and fry until they are to your preference.
Cut nice big slices of the foie gras. Give them a big helping of salt& pepper and cover on both sides in the chopped hazelnuts.
Fry the foie gras on medium heat until golden.
Spread the tarragon mayo on both halves of the bun, and arrange the burger with the fois gras on top

ENJOY !