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Spiced Chocolate Soup with Foie Gras and Baby Vegetables

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Spiced Chocolate Soup with Foie Gras and Baby Vegetables

Chef Nina Compton, “Top Chef New Orleans” alum, Saint Lucia’s culinary ambassador and island native, has created a menu that highlights Saint Lucia’s most notable food, chocolate.

Ingredients

Spiced Chocolate Soup

  • 1 Ancho chile
  • 1/2 bunch rosemary
  • 1 Cup white wine
  • 1 Cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch thyme
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, cored
  • 2 while onions, julienned
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 Cups chicken stock
  • 1 Ounce cocoa powder

Baby Vegetables

  • 6 baby heirloom tomatoes, blanched with skin pulled back
  • 2 rainbow baby carrots, confit
  • olive oil
  • 2 pumpernickel, sliced, toasted, ground, and retoasted
  • 1 candy beet, sliced paper thin
  • 1 baby radish, sliced paper thin
  • 6 pieces sugar snap peas, blanched and split
  • 6 pieces baby radishes, confit
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped oregano

Foie Gras

  • 1 lobe grade B foie gras
  • 4 Teaspoons heavy cream
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons cognac

Directions

Spiced Chocolate Soup

Sweat onions. Add garlic, celery, herbs, spices, and tomatoes. Season with salt, simmer for 5 minutes. Add wine, simmer for 5 minutes. Add cocoa powder and stock. Simmer vegetables until soft. Puree until smooth; strain through a chinois.

Baby Vegetables

Combine ingredients.

Foie Gras

Temper foie gras. Devein. Season with cognac, salt, and pepper. Marinate overnight.  In food processor fitted with a metal blade, puree foie gras until smooth. Add cream; process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture into cryovac bag and seal. Blanch in hot water for 20 seconds. Strain through a tami sieve. Season; quenelle when ready to serve.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving963
Total Fat76g100%
Sugar12gN/A
Saturated21g100%
Cholesterol173mg58%
Protein23g47%
Carbs40g13%
Vitamin A1221µg100%
Vitamin B1210µg100%
Vitamin B60.6mg31.8%
Vitamin C29mg49%
Vitamin E4mg21%
Vitamin K44µg55%
Calcium203mg20%
Fiber9g37%
Folate (food)151µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)155µg39%
Folic acid2µgN/A
Iron10mg58%
Magnesium110mg28%
Monounsaturated46gN/A
Niacin (B3)8mg40%
Phosphorus426mg61%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium1202mg34%
Riboflavin (B2)0.7mg43.9%
Sodium1535mg64%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg20.1%
Zinc3mg17%