Continuing in the spirit of Autumn, we’ve decided to feature another one of our favorite Fall ingredients – dried figs.
Fig presents a delightfully sweet flavor that’s only complimented by the chewiness of their skin and the crunchiness of their seeds. A majority of figs come dried because fresh figs are highly perishable. They also come in a range of varieties – here in the EE kitchen we use Black Mission Figs.
Chef Ashley recommends…
“Figs make a great pizza topping – especially on a grilled pizza. Their sweet nature goes great with the char of the crust and also pairs well with things like blue cheese, caramelized onion, and walnuts – a great harvest themed pizza.”
Stuffing for Meats
“Figs and blue cheese go so well together and they make a really nice complementary stuffing for pork or chicken – and it’s very simple as it required little prior preparation. Simply sprinkle the fig and blue cheese in between your butterflied chicken or sliced pork loin, making sure to leave enough of a border to close, and then roll up and bake like you normally would.”
“Figs make a fantastic wine sauce – if you quarter and simmer your figs with red wine (a dry wine would be best), sugar, lemon, cornstarch, and salt – it makes a great warm topping for vanilla ice cream.”