Figs with Honey, Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Simple is always a good way to be

Simple is always a good way to be

Figs are really starting to come in down here and one of Katherine’s coworkers brought her a batch he’d pick from his own tree. They needed to be eaten that night, but who has time for elaborate desserts after work? We’d had such luck popping them under the broiler that we decided to do it again. This is a more savory dish and would work well with grilled meat or as a less-sweet finish to a nice meal. She shared the recipe with her coworker who provided the figs and he said he loved them warm, but loved them even more once they’d cooled about 30 minutes. (Ours were gone long before then!)

Figs with Honey, Olive Oil and Sea Salt

  • 1 pint fresh figs, trimmed and washed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1- tbsp extra virgin olive oil (enough to thin the honey for coating)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Heat broiler to high. Whisk honey and olive oil together and toss with figs. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt. Broil for five minutes. Serve warm.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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8 Responses to Figs with Honey, Olive Oil and Sea Salt

  1. How did you know that I went by the co-op today and saw baskets upon baskets of lovely figs? Get out of my mind!

  2. ljm49 says:

    They are great with a little fresh thyme, as well and over ice cream.

  3. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  4. Wow! They look delicious :) At first glance I thought they were Pixbaes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bactris_gasipaes) ;)

  5. Gorgeous – one of my favourite breakfats is sweet figs on focaccia with sea salt and olive oil :)

  6. The harsh winter almost totally wiped out our 2014 fig crop up here in Nashville. Sadly they will be very expensive at the farmer’s markets and my many friends with trees will not have any. So I must satisfy myself by reading about yours and that will be satisfying in some cerebral way. Good idea for figs you have here.

  7. Raymund says:

    Mmmm, this looks good!

  8. A wedge of cheese and some crusty bread and I am in heaven!

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