boo~~ supermarket figs are a disappointment
- jeniyo Aug 11, 2009 11:30 PM
i got two big blister boxes of figs from a local market. while i was taking my train back home, i dug in and ate one. it was not the squishy sweetness i've remembered. WHAT HAPPENED?
the whole thing was only a *little* sweet, with a thicker skin and less gooey and seedy.. also the inside of the fig was lighter colored- it says "black mission" and it was expensive! boo!!!~~ =(
i assume it is just not ripe when they picked it off the tree..
soo... i'm trying to roast it with some sugar- meh~
roast with honey - not enough color development
will it ripen on the counter? i heard it won't work..
what would you do if you have some people over in a few days and you wanna serve them with some brie. original plan was to roast them and serve them with some whipped brie and crackers.
so sad, my favorite fruit, so sad... "_"
i miss my old farmer's market
I wouldn't add sugar until the end, since your port will be sweet. I'd probably quarter your figs and do a nice slow poach, since it sounds like they really need to soften and sweeten. Assuming you don't use an expensive port, it's worth a try, and if it doesn't help, at least you haven't lost much. Let us know how it turns out! It may still be good on your brie after all.
What about drying them to concentrate their sugars? Then slice thin and toss on a pizza w/ caramelized onions, fontina and a little blue cheese. adam
I'm not positive, but I think you are a few weeks early for figs. They are seasonal like most fruits. Stick with the stone fruits and melons right now. I think figs are late summer to mid fall.