I am not a foie gras expert but have done it a few times. I have always obtained fresh foie gras from France and removed the veins, prepared and cooked them myself.
I recently gave a try at some Canadian frozen foie gras which I got mailed ordered.
The looked fine when I got them and placed them in my freezer right away.
I took one out yesterday and placed it in the fridge overnight to defrost.
Today I took it out of it's packaging and proceeded to remove the veins.
The foie gras completely fell apart, it was completely defrosted but instead of having that mooch consistency known to foie gras it was more chunky I would say.
Usually when I am done removing the veins I am left with a large part and a smaller part, they are usually well taken apart but still are pretty much whole. Here today I am left with dozens of small pieces.
I have it salted, peppered and sprayed with Cognac in the fridge right now for a couple of hours before I cook it.
I guess I will know for sure after it is cooked and I get to taste it.
Has anybody here had a similar experience with frozen foie gras?