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Sundancer7

Fig Salad Fri, 07/25/03 7:49 PM (permalink)
My figs are getting ready to come one and I had a friend in San Diego take me to a restaurant that served fig salad. I am not sure how they did it but it was really good. I would appreciate any thoughts on fresh fig salad.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
 
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    jessicazee

    • Total Posts: 132
    • Joined: 2/12/2003
    • Location: Milwaukee, WI
    RE: Fig Salad Mon, 07/28/03 4:45 PM (permalink)
    Here's some ideas:

    -Stuff the fresh figs with a mixture of whipped cream cheese, toasted walnuts & chopped crystallized ginger. Serve on lightly dressed greens.

    -Toss spinach, bits of mild goat cheese (like chevre), chopped fresh figs, pine nuts and blueberries with a dressing made of lime juice, olive oil, soy sauce, honey & a pinch of five-spice powder.

    -Toss cold, cooked rice with chopped figs, golden raisins, chopped peanuts & cilantro with a raspberry vinagrette. I don't know, maybe leave out the cilantro & use something else.

    Good eating!
     
    #2
      seafarer john

      RE: Fig Salad Mon, 07/28/03 10:09 PM (permalink)
      We were given a fig tree this Spring and it looks like it 's going to produce about a dozen figs. We have it in a huge pot and plan to bring it indoors for the Winter - it sometimes gets below zero here.

      Question: how do you stuff a fig? Like how do you cut it open to do the
      stuffing? JZs recipes sound great, we look forward to trying them. Also, had a fig tart once, do you have any experience with making that?

       
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        scbuzz

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        • Joined: 3/7/2003
        • Location: Sumter, SC
        RE: Fig Salad Tue, 07/29/03 8:16 AM (permalink)
        I have a great big fig tree on my property that is already ready and hanging with figs !!! the problem is ...... I HATE FIGS !


        Soooooooo, I hope ya'll come up with some good suggestions as to what to do with these figs !! I'll be watching carefully !!
         
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          Sundancer7

          RE: Fig Salad Tue, 07/29/03 7:16 PM (permalink)
          JessicaC: Thanks a lot for your recipe on the fig salad. It is exactally what I was looking forward to. I will do that with the figs off my fig tree. I had this first in a small restaurant in extreme southern CA.

          In addition it was mentioned that there was some concern about the plant freezing. We have had it in east Tennessee for many years and it ain't froze yet. It gets pretty chilly here with temps around zero.

          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN
           
          #5
            Bushie

            • Total Posts: 2902
            • Joined: 4/21/2001
            • Location: Round Rock, TX
            RE: Fig Salad Thu, 08/7/03 12:02 AM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by scbuzz

            I have a great big fig tree on my property that is already ready and hanging with figs !!! the problem is ...... I HATE FIGS !


            Soooooooo, I hope ya'll come up with some good suggestions as to what to do with these figs !! I'll be watching carefully !!


            SC, you posted this while I was away, and I just saw it. I hope it's not too late, but I have an excellent recipe for your figs:

            Pick as many figs as you can that are not yet quite ripe.
            Place figs in several zip lock type bags, as many as will fit in each one.
            Put all bags in a large shipping box filled with styro-popcorn.
            Ship OVERNIGHT to Bushie, Round Rock, TX.

            This recipe has always worked for me, and I hope it will for you.
             
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