1 ½ cups lentils de puy

water, cold

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 carrot, roughly chopped

1 onion, roughly chopped

½ head garlic, smashed

1 celery, roughly chopped

2 bay leaves

4 sprigs thyme, tied with butcher's string

6 cups roasted chicken stock

pan drippings reserved from Seared Foie Gras recipe

1 tablespoon butter

1 ½ tablespoons aged sherry vinegar



Seared Foie Gras

6 3 ounce pieces of foie gras





Seared Foie Gras

3 tablespoons black truffle, shaved, or 2 tbsp truffle oil

2 tablespoons chives, finely sliced

1 tablespoon parsley, chiffonade

¼ cup celery cress



1. To remove impurities, place lentils in a medium pot, cover with cold water, season with salt and bring to a boil, approximately 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat olive oil in a Le Creuset 2.9 Litre Sauté Pan over medium heat. Place carrot, onion, garlic and celery in pan and sauté until caramelized, approximately 3-5 minutes.

3. Add bay leaves, thyme, lentils and roasted chicken stock, stir and bring to a simmer.

4. Season with salt and pepper, cook until lentils are tender, approximately 10-12 minutes. Set lentils aside in pot.

5. Before serving, heat pot with lentils over medium-low heat. Add reserved pan drippings from Foie Gras recipe. Cook over low heat to develop flavours, approximately 3 minutes.

6. Add butter and sherry vinegar. Remove thyme and bay leaves. Set aside for serving.

Seared Foie Gras

1. Heat a medium Le Creuset Iron Handle Skillet over high heat.

2. Season foie gras with salt and pepper. Place in hot pan, sear on both sides until golden, approximately 30 seconds per side.

3. Remove foie gras from pan and set aside for serving. Reserve pan drippings for Lentils recipe.


1. Spoon Lentils on a large platter, intended for family style plating.

2. Place Seared Foie Gras on top of Lentils.

3. Garnish with truffles (or truffle oil), chives, parsley and celery cress, serve.

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