Figs are sometimes a misunderstood and neglected fruit. Some people only know a fig as an ingredient in those sugar laden stuffed cookie squares. Open one up, and they are so much more. Here are 9 great ways to enjoy fresh figs.
1. Honey and Goat cheese.
Cut your figs in half. Spread a layer of goat cheese on top and drizzle with honey. Sweet and savory all in a nice little bite.
2. Pizza Topping.
Skip the pineapple and go for figs next time. It's a great addition to any pizza from plain cheese to gourmet balsamic arugula pizza.
3. Roasted pork.
Next time you roast a pork think about adding figs to your pork. After the pork is finished they will make a nice sweet reduction sauce.
Halve your figs and throw them on the grill. The heat will make a wonderful slightly charred caramelized flavor.
5. In Ice cream
Fig homemade ice cream is wonderful. A beautiful cream flavor from the ice cream and that unique sweet fig taste at the end.
6. Covered in dark chocolate
Melt some dark chocolate and give your figs a nice coating. The rich chocolate flavor and and sweet fig taste will be a party hit.
Cook down your figs and make it into a beautiful jam. Wonderful on toast with bacon in the mornings.
8. In a salad
Dice your figs and add them to a fresh green salad. Add some nice nuts like pecans or sunflower seeds for an accompanying crunch. Coat with a balsamic olive oil dressing and top with sea salt. Tasty.
9. Eat them raw
Figs are great by themselves. I often find my self eating two or three on the way home from the farmers market. They are a wonderful snack anytime.