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Aug 23, 2006 01:39 PM

Lots of Figs -- Need suggestions

There are only so many stuffed figs I can eat. Does anyone have a recipe that would use about a pound+ of them? Sweet and savory welcome. Thanks!!

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  1. Jamie Oliver calls his "sexiest" salad recipe one that includes figs, goat cheese, prosciutto and honey/balsamic/olive oil dressing and basil or mint to garnish. You just score a 1/2" x on the top of the figs, squish them open a bit, and then weave proscuitto around the figs on the plate. Add splodges of goat cheese, dress with the above vinaigrette and basil/mint and you're set! It is a totally stunning salad (whether you choose to plate it individually or on a platter for guests to help themselves) and the flavours are wonderfully summery. We've also been known to make little individual bites using the above ingredients to pass around as an amuse bouche/appie pre-dinner.

    Hope that helps!

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    1. re: AmandaEd

      I second this recipe, It really floors people, and it's special because it is so seasonal. Three years later, and I'm still riding on the good reputation this one earned me with my fancy neighbors.

    2. Cut kernels off grilled ears of corn, toss with halved figs, dress with a little balsamic vinegar.

      1. Here's a link to a recent thread:

        I know I've posted this before, but to me one of the most divine flavors in the world is crostini spread with fresh goat cheese and topped with sliced fig and lemon basil (any other type of basil is okay, but lemon basil blows it through the roof). Our figs are beginning to ripen now and I think I'll have to turn it into a salad this year. Arugula, lemon juice, olive oil, goat cheese, figs, lemon basil and maybe a little prosciutto.

        1. The SF Chronicle food section has an article on figs today. Here's the link which includes recipes.

          1. stuff some sort of meat/poultry with them.