🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

is there a use for fig leaves?

I have access while on vacation to a fig tree; I remember reading they can be used in cooking (stuffed?). How can they be used?

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

asked over 4 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

10 answers 4696 views
35fa5ae6 e8a4 4aaf 9728 3527d39eca40  scarf
added over 4 years ago

You can make stuffed fig leaves - just like stuffed grape leaves, aka dolmas. Here's one recipe: http://figfest.org/fig...

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

48dd002c 4c45 4b84 8006 ac8614d467cd  dsc00859 2
creamtea

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

Thank you! my daughter and I picked several and brought them back on the plane.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 4 years ago

You can use them like banana leaves as well- wrap around fish for grilling or steaming.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

48dd002c 4c45 4b84 8006 ac8614d467cd  dsc00859 2
creamtea

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

Very interesting! Thank you for the idea. Looks like I will have a difficult decision ahead as to how to use them!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 4 years ago

I presume you mean besides the obvious traditional use of the fig leaf!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

48dd002c 4c45 4b84 8006 ac8614d467cd  dsc00859 2
creamtea

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

I was afraid I'd raise a few eyebrows with my query.... :)

B84ae5f5 cda3 4e2f 892d 36460c99c09a  img 6542
added over 4 years ago

My mom uses it to favor food, like an herb. She makes green papaya preserve and she always puts a whole fig leave in the pot which she lays discard when it is done. It gives a nice flavor!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

48dd002c 4c45 4b84 8006 ac8614d467cd  dsc00859 2
creamtea

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

thanks for the idea, Todie. Is this a tart preparation or a sweet preserve? Coincidentally, at the airport I happened to buy a magazine that included a recipe for green papaya pickle; the fig leaves made it back home with me in good condition and ready to use.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Fbc31129 dd77 4f50 92da 5ddc4a29c892  summer 2010 1048
added over 4 years ago

Would love to hear how you use them creamtea.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

B84ae5f5 cda3 4e2f 892d 36460c99c09a  img 6542
added over 4 years ago

It is a sweet preparation. I have no idea how it will work with pickle green papaya.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.