Friday, August 28, 2009
I don't think that my parents realized that they were going to be in the business of hauling food back and forth between Florida/Georgia and Michigan when they decided to drive up to visit me. They arrived with 3 dozen eggs from my mom's boss and hundreds of tomatoes, a giant watermelon, 6 butternut squash, and a ton of figs from my grandparents' garden. On the way back, they were loaded down with apples and peaches, Michigan wine, and all of the gluten-filled products that were still sitting around my kitchen.
We were in somewhat of a hurry to eat the figs, because we knew that they needed to be consumed before we headed off to Toronto. While I can sit and eat dozens of figs, I thought it would be fun to do something a little bit more interesting. I didn't want to interfere with their amazing flavor, so I decided that a simple roast with honey would be a nice solution.
Roasted figs with honey
20 fresh figs, ends trimmed and cut in half
2 Tbsp honey
Place fig halves in a medium baking dish and drizzle with honey. Bake at 350 until figs are soft, but haven't completely fallen apart (about 40 min). Serves 3.
These were delicious because they retained their amazing fig taste, while taking on a slightly caramelized flavor. Mom, Dad, and I gobbled these up in no time, and I bet that we would have eaten more. Oh, how I long to have access to a fresh figs on a regular basis...
And on to the giveaway...