Sparkling aspic gives a warm glow to this terrine of duck liver. You make the aspic in two batches, one of which goes into the mold first and — after the mousse is unmolded — forms the top, the other of which forms the bottom. The mousse is flavored with thyme, port, and cognac, with a little cayenne pepper to pick up the pace.
Questions, comments and supporting information can be found at this episode's show notes: http://www.stellaculinary.com/hcc3 This video will show you how to take the innards of a duck and turn it into a delicious pate, complete with serving recommendations. A great giblet pate such as this should be slice-able yet spreadable, with a rosy pink color and a complex, well rounded flavor.