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Need ideas for a bumper crop of Black Mission figs

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rainey Jul 16, 2009 04:58 PM

Never had such an abundant crop.

I'm eating them out of hand and I've made fig preserves. How else can I make the most of them?

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    JudiAU Jul 16, 2009 09:27 PM

    Zuni Cafe's recipe for chicken and figs. We double the number of figs.

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    1. re: JudiAU
      oakjoan Jul 16, 2009 10:31 PM

      There's a really nice recipe for poached figs in red wine in this month's COTM, Spice. If you're interested I'd be glad to paraphrase and post. The syrup is nice as the wine simmers with sugar, honey, vanilla bean, allspice berries, black peppercorns and a big piece of orange zest. I used candied orange peel I made myself a while ago. This was just delightful and the recipe calls for black mission figs. I used the green ones that came in my CSA box last week.

    2. maplesugar Jul 16, 2009 09:20 PM

      Fig Truffles - http://theendivechronicles.com/2008/1... goes wonderfully with a cheese plate imho.

      1. alanbarnes Jul 16, 2009 06:10 PM

        Stuff with goat cheese, wrap with prosciutto, and grill.

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          adamshoe Jul 16, 2009 05:12 PM

          Thinly sliced figs w/ caramelized onions and fontina, mozzarella, & blue cheese on a pizza! Too fracking good... adam

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          1. re: adamshoe
            Phurstluv Jul 16, 2009 07:48 PM

            Perfect, shoeboy! That's what I was thinking!!

            Plus. check this out, pretty nice looking! http://www.foodbuzz.com/recipes/12317...

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