A bucket of fresh figs -- What do I do?
A customer came by with a bucket of freshly picked figs -- and said she'd be bringing by at least a bucket every couple of days until she runs out of them.
My restaurant is a small place. We sell some desserts, but not enough to go through this amount of figs in such a short space of time. Does anyone have any ideas about how to preserve/pickle, in short DEAL with them?
My thanks in advance.
I made a fig preserve a couple of years ago when I had a bumper crop off my tree:
4 parts peeled figs, cut into 1/2 in. pieces
1 part sugar
1 part honey
1 or 2 T. lemon juice (depending on amount of figs)
Simmer on low until the figs are completely translucent.
I used mine with a cheese course and spread on waffles in the morning until it was gone.
Fresh figs are wonderful on salads, especially with bacon and warm goat cheese! Google for some great salad recipes. Bacon wrapped figs can be an appetizer special.