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Jun 15, 2011 03:50 PM

Fresh Figs

Squirrels, while devouring my mangoes, have left me about 3-4 cups of figs. Any recipes other than the stand-bys ?

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  1. This is wonderful:
    (It's pork chops in a fig/wine/chipotle flavored sauce, which sounds a bit weird but is so good.)

    1. I wonder what your standbys are but here's my favorite. Bake figs with blue cheese of your choice, walnuts and slivered proscuitto. Easiest way is to split figs--like you would a baked potato--add the other ingredients and put under broiler until. I could make a meal of those.

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      1. re: escondido123

        i think i will make a meal of those...

        1. re: escondido123

          .... drooling at the idea.... and putting figs on the Trader Joe's list.......

          1. re: escondido123

            I do this plus drizzle chestnut honey over all.

          2. grilled, brushed with a tiny bit of honey and some black pepper.

            1. I make a delicious duck dish with figs, rosemary and red wine - you braise the duck legs and thighs in wine and add the figs at the end and let the sauce reduce and caramelize, then saute the breasts so they stay medium rare. I improvised the original recipe so unfortunately I don't have any exact measurements!

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                1. re: brevardbelly

                  No, I stick the legs and thighs (I usually leave them as quarters rather than separating them) under the broiler briefly before serving to crisp the skin. The dark meat gets tender from the long braise and the breasts are nice and medium rare so you get a contrast of textures and flavors in the meat.

                  1. re: biondanonima

                    Thanks. I'll try that one. sounds delish.

              1. one of my fave apps /desserts is fresh fig split open and filled with either marscapone or goat cheese, and the exposed cheese rolled in crushed pistachios.