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Glorified Figs

Posted on August 25th, 2012  |  8 Comments

Absolute beauties aren’t they?

Let me warn you, this is a photo heavy post… but can you really blame me?

I wasn’t always on the fig bandwagon.

But with looks like that… I’m jumping on board.

 Plum, succulent, sweet and straight up gorgeous.

They also go perfect with blue cheese.

Something about that pungent saltiness compliments the soft honeyed bite just so.

While figs go well on salads and make splendid jams, I prefer their texture with a bit of contrast.

A crunchy blue cheese smeared cracker seemed to do just fine, but the drizzle of honey took it just over.the.top.

They leftovers will soon become a naturally sugary reduction, to top roast chicken, seared beef or maybe a big fat juicy burger, just in time for football!

How do you like your figs?



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8 Responses

  1. One of my absolute favorite foods to photograph, you captured them wonderfully! Love the simple black background. I’ve enjoyed figs a few ties this summer, I always expect them to be a bit sweeter than they are, but I usually just have them chopped up in coconut milk.

  2. Thanks Katie! I am really loving my new photography space in the new house, there’s a huge window for great lighting. I agree figs aren’t as sweet as I’d think they’d be, but I don’t mind. I’ll have to try the coconut milk thing, or the coconut cream I just bought – it’s delicious!

  3. Eileen says:

    Figs are pretty glorious just as is–especially right off the tree, oh man. I like them with cheese too, but I usually go for goat cheese, ricotta, or mozzarella. Herbs and black pepper are also great!

    • talkingkadmin says:

      Ohhh I like that I’m making pizza tomorrow night and that sounds like a great combo, thanks for the idea!

  4. Mozarella with black pepper sounds awesome to try for figs. Gotta make my lady see this.

  5. Lee says:

    Love this post — such great photos! I’m enjoying my figs in lemony fig preserves, but now can hardly wait to use the ones that didn’t make it into the pot with some crackers and blue cheese and a bit of my favorite acacia honey. Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. I am excited about the next fig recipe. Did you share it already talkingkadmin?

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