Figs – ‘the fruit of the gods’

Figs – ‘the fruit of the gods’

March 24, 2017

Quivertree

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“A great fig should look like it’s just about to burst its skin. When squeezed lightly it should give a little and not spring back. It must be almost unctuously sweet, soft and wet.” – Yotam Ottolenghi With the cooler … Continued

“A great fig should look like it’s just about to burst its skin. When squeezed lightly it should give a little and not spring back. It must be almost unctuously sweet, soft and wet.” – Yotam Ottolenghi

With the cooler months of winter approaching and with fig season drawing to its end, now is the perfect time to indulge in these tasty fruits.

Apart from being known as ‘the fruit of the gods’, figs are high in insoluble fibre, phytonutrients, vitamins B, A and E, and iron. The phytonutrient compounds are thought to protect us from cancers, diabetes, degenerative diseases and infections, making them delicious and healthy!

We have chosen five Quivertree recipes* where figs are the hero of the dish. The recipes include a daring peri-peri, port and fig ice cream, a traditional fig jam and a savoury duck breast with fig sauce from chef Reuben Riffel.

*click on images to enlarge images and view recipes

Fig Jam

Jampacked, p. 34-35

jampacked-fig-jam-recipe

Figs with Honey, Butter, Almonds & Coconut

Eat-Ting, p. 184-185

eat-ting_figs-with-honey-butter-almond-coconut-recipe

Duck Breast with Fig and Morello Cherry Sauce

Braai – Reuben on Fire, p. 132-133

Reuben-On-Fire_fig-yam-duck-recipe

Per-peri, Port & Fig Ice Cream

My Portuguese Feast, p.30-31

my-portuguese-feast-peri-peri-port-fig-ice-cream-recipe

Rum-Battered Figs Soaked in Rooibos

Prickly Pears and Pomegranates, p. 42-43

prickly-pears-and-pomegranates-rum-battered-figs-soaked-in-rooibos-recipe

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