Fresh Fig Recipe help!

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  1. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    It's dig season in Krete and our trees are making a bucketful per day. Delicious surely, but we got to use these babies up! We've made a tub of fig jam already and there's only so many figs one can eat daily. Any good recipes!
     

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  2. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    Wow those look beautiful. How wonderful you are in Krete for the summer. Can you post some photos of the figs on the trees?

    Here are few ideas.

    Grilled figs with air dried ham
    Watermelon, fig, feta, red onion salad
    Pizza with fresh figs, maouri cheese, dandelion greens
    Figs stuffed with mauri wrapped in phyllo and baked
    Make a glyko from the figs beside the jams
    Roast lamb with fresh figs.
     
  3. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    I'll take some pics later, thanks for the ideas! But what is mauri?

    Unfortunately I'm the only one who enjoys figs in savoury applications because Greeks are a little unwilling to try new things. I wanted to make roasted figs in mavrodaphne and rosemary served with ricotta but they're like ewwww so I'm making it with ice cream instead.
     
  4. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    You did this just to show off and make use jealous! :D :D

    I hope you are having a blast over there and living the good life! :)
     
  5. chefbuba

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    Lucky girl.....I have a fig tree in the back yard that has great foliage every year, but only produces a hand full of fruit. Every year as they are about ready to pick the damn deer or raccoons usually beat be to it.
     
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    Seared foie gras, with figs slowly sautéed in butter with a little balsamic reduction. Oddly, wagyu steak cubes work as a substitute for the foie gras.

    Isn't that helpful?
     
  8. flipflopgirl

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    I have a peach tree like that.
    The fisherman swears every year he is cutting it down (peach trees don't have nice shade like a fig so it is essentially cannibalizing all the nitrogen in that area for squat return) but then he gives it one more year.
    I think he likes to watch the squirrels run from the dog.

    I agree you can only eat so many figs before getting tired of them.
    Altho I would love the opportunity to TRY.

    mimi
     
  9. french fries

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    I would roast a duck, or pan-roast some duck breasts, and sauté the figs to serve as an accompaniment.

    You could also stuff some chicken breasts with figs and some fresh, mild goat cheese.

    And if you can get your hands on some nice venison filets.... well you catch my drift.

    Heck you could even just roast the figs over coals en papillote, with a little lemon zest ... keep it simple!!
     
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    Just saw this post but French fries already suggested my ideas. So what about fig ice cream/sorbet/gelato? fig pudding? Fig preserved in vodka/wine/ouzo? Sun dried figs. Figs baked in honey or molasses. You could add some sugar, make a fig mash and distill them-fig moonshine? Fig pie. Salted figs. Fig vinegar. Squeeze them for fig juice, add some apple juice or vodka.
    Skip the eating, drink the vodka, get drunk and throw the figs at your annoying neighbors. Ok, clearly I'm out of ideas.
     
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    Talking about ice cream.. I've had an incredible fig / mascarpone / balsamic vinegar ice cream....!!! :eek:
     
  12. koukouvagia

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    Throwing figs at my annoying neighbors is the best idea yet.

    Again, savoury dishes are a no go here. They reject the idea that sweet things pair with salty things. They even reject the idea of cheese and fruit. They're barbarians is what they are. Back to throwing the idea of throwing figs at them.

    @frenchfries that ice cream sounds amazeballs.

    Here's some tree shots. We have three fig trees on the property. And also lots of cactus with nearly ripened fruit.
     

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    I guess that rules out feta with figs?!
    Following this post because the local facebook page is full of posts for Free Figs this week. I've been thinking of making a batch of figs with balsamic & pepper (Thomas Keller recipe), but interested in ideas for fresh figs.
     
  14. koukouvagia

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    The bad news is I was too lazy to do anything with the figs other than eat them raw. The good news is my fiber intake is through the roof.
     
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    Probably the best thing you could do with them anyway! :)
     
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    ahhhhh those look scrumptious! I just like them on a plate with some fresh Goats cheese and Prosciutto.
     
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    Be sneaky: Thinly sliced turkey breast, crisp bacon, sliced cheese, some very thinly sliced apple on toast - one slice of toast is buttered with fig preserves. Don't tell them and they won't know!
     
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    We cook ours down like you would make quince paste stores for ages