Gourmet Grilled Gizzard Galette with Fabulous Fermented Fig Sauce

Esme Gohl

Esme Gohl

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Bonjour, mes amis! Today, we embark on a culinary journey to the heart of French cuisine with a twist. Our gourmet grilled gizzard galette is a true masterpiece, combining the earthy flavors of gizzards with the delicate texture of a galette.

The gizzards are marinated in a blend of aromatic herbs and spices, creating a symphony of flavors that will dance on your tongue. Once grilled to perfection, they are lovingly placed atop a bed of crispy, golden galette.

But the pièce de résistance is our fabulous fermented fig sauce. The figs are fermented to perfection, producing a slightly sweet, tangy, and delightfully pungent sauce that pairs beautifully with the rich, savory gizzards.

The combination of flavors and textures in this dish is truly exquisite, creating a memorable dining experience that will leave you craving more. So, without further ado, let us dive into the world of gourmet gizzards and fermented figs!


  • 1 lb fresh gizzards, cleaned and trimmed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup ice-cold water
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fermented figs, mashed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Esme Gohl

About Esme Gohl

Esme Gohl, a skillful French chef with a curiously enigmatic past, embraced the culinary world after years of navigating treacherous and arduous journeys. Boasting over 30 years of experience, Esme polished his craft at the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris. Drawing inspiration from his elusive former life, he passionately melds traditional French techniques with locally-sourced New Zealand ingredients, crafting dishes that possess an almost otherworldly allure.

Esme's gastronomic creations are renowned for their elegant presentation, painstaking attention to detail, and flavors that evoke a sense of timelessness. As a culinary artist with a penchant for the extraordinary, he persistently explores the shadowy recesses of kitchen possibilities. In his long and winding career, Esme has secured a place among the world's most enigmatic and celebrated chefs, earning accolades for his unique blend of culinary prowess and a lingering air of mystery.

While Esme's true origins remain shrouded in secrecy, one thing is clear: his remarkable expertise and uncanny affinity for precious flavors have earned him a devoted following in the gastronomic realm, leaving many to wonder what fascinating tales lie beneath the surface of this culinary mastermind.

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