Recipes with fresh figs

  • Posted by: lakshmi
  • July 16, 2012


em-i-lis July 18, 2012
These are really delicious ideas, and I'm jealous of all of you who are awash in figs! I take mine in a slightly different direction but can't get enough of this. I poach them gently in a peppercorn-coriander sugar liquid and serve over fresh ricotta. Insanely divine breakfast!
ChefJune July 17, 2012
Make a tart shell (size you prefer, or individuals) and bake blind. Let cool. Spread with seedless raspberry preserves/puree. Slice figs vertically and arrange them, cut side up on the cooled shell. Sprinkle all over thickly with confectioners sugar. Put under a broiler for about 8 minutes, or until the sugar is all bubbly on the figs.

Remove from oven and let cool to room temp. Garnish with fresh raspberries and serve with either Creme Chantilly or Vanilla Ice Cream.
Summer O. July 17, 2012
I grill them slightly and put them in pasta with smoked trout and spinach (or arugula) and a little cheese.
pierino July 16, 2012
I'm going minimalist here. My figs are dropping and I'm scooping them up as fast I can. I don't cook them. Slice in half and place over sliced prosciutto. Grab a sliver or two of parmigiano reggiano. Drizzle a bit of balsamico (and I mean the good stuff). Maybe a couple of fresh strawberries on the plate. See, I did say minimalist.
Brain H. July 16, 2012
Last Christmas I made a Fig Duck Confit salad that was in that month's Saveur. This combination was magical: shredded duck confit, quartered fresh figs, bitter greens, a simple vinaigrette.
brunchwear July 16, 2012
Tossed quartered fig, prosciutto and small pieces of mozzarella with greens (sping mix, arugula, ect) and toss with a vinegrette (one with honey is a plus)
Kristen W. July 16, 2012
rt21, making Homer Simpson-like eating sounds right now!
rt21 July 16, 2012
Fill with chocolate ganashe , poke a home in the bottom of the figs with a skewer then pipe in the chocolate, leave to set in the fridge and then dip in chocolate, best eaten the day it's made
ChefJune July 17, 2012
Oh dear! that sounds wonderful...
bigpan July 16, 2012
Cut a cross on the top, squeeze open, fill with marscapone, top with a drizzle of honey and crushed pistachio.
Stand back and listen to your guests cheer.
Kristen W. July 16, 2012
Oh, also, I think a roasted fig and caramelized onion pizza is ALSO the nectar of the gods!
Kristen W. July 16, 2012
Kbckitchen's idea is one of my faves. Also, I love to halve them, toss in a little olive oil, then roast at about 425-450 degrees , turning once, until they reach the desired amount of caramalization, about 20-30 minutes (a tip: spraying the baking sheet with nonstick spray first helps keep the caramalized figs from sticking to the sheet).

Once done I cut them a little smaller and toss in a nice green salad -- arugula or anything a little bitter is nice with the sweetness of the figs -- and some toasted walnuts, cheese -- I like chèvre or manchego with figs -- and a little balsamic vinaigrette. Lots of variety possible, but the roasted figs are a really delightful surprise in a g salad.

I think roasted figs are truly the nectar of the gods -- enjoy!
kbckitchen July 16, 2012
Just did a delicious hors d'oeuvre last month halve the figs and roast with a dab of honey on each top with goat cheese. Heat at 350 for 10 minutes. Top with a sliver of prosciutto and serve
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