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Sticky Honey Figs in Cinnamon & Yoghurt

Recipe by Michaela Uren of For Chefs

Ingredients:

  • 8 ripe figs
  • Knob of butter
  • 4 tbs clear honey
  • Handful of shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Mascarpone or Greek Yoghurt, to serve


Method

– Heat grill to medium high.
– Cut a deep cross in the top of each fig then ease the top apart.
– Sit the figs in a baking dish and drop a small piece of the butter into the centre of
each fruit.
– Drizzle the honey over the figs, then sprinkle with the nuts and cinnamon.
– Grill for 5 minutes until figs are softened and the honey and butter make a sticky
sauce in the bottom of the dish.
– Serve warm, with dollops of Greek yoghurt or Mascarpone.

Prosciutto Wrapped Blue Cheese Figs w Rocket & Avocado Salad

Recipe by Ellacure restaurant

Ingredients:

Stuffed Figs

  • 2 ripe figs
  • 4 thin slices of prosciutto
  • 40g blue cheese



Balsamic Reduction

  • 500ml Balsamic vinegar
  • 500g castor sugar
  • 1tbsp honey



Salad Dressing – Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • 100g fresh raspberries
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 1tsp castor sugar
  • 50ml red wine vinegar
  • Salt



Salad

  • Small handful of rocket
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 small Spanish onion, diced.


Methods:

Stuffed Figs
– Preheat oven to 180°C.
– Trim off top of figs, Make a cut from the top of your fig going about halfway down. Make another cut the same way to form a cross when looking at it from the top.
– Take a small chunk of blue cheese and gently insert it into the centre of the fig.
– Take 2 slices of prosciutto and wrap them around the side of the figs.
– Place figs on an oven proof tray lined with grease proof paper and place in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the cheese starts to run.


Balsamic Reduction
– Place balsamic vinegar and sugar into a pot and bring to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
– Reduce heat and simmer until mixture has been reduced by half.
– Take off the heat and stir in honey
– Allow to cool before serving.


Salad Dressing – Raspberry Vinaigrette
– Blend raspberries with a stick blender until smooth.
– Pass through a sieve to remove any unwanted material.
– In a bowl, whisk the raspberry, sugar and vinegar together until sugar is dissolved.
– While whisking the raspberry mix, slowly drizzle olive oil into the mix until emulsified.


Building your plate
– Place a 50cent piece worth size of balsamic reduction in the bottom of a serving bowl
– Mix some roquette, Spanish onion and avocado in a small bowl and drizzle over raspberry vinaigrette.
– Place the salad into the serving bowl on top of your balsamic reduction
– Place the figs on top of the salad to serve.

Fig Cracked Pepper and Goats Cheese Tart Tar Tin

Recipe by Daniel Hurley of For Chefs

Ingredients

  • 10g butter
  • 8 Figs, halved
  • ½ cup Castor sugar
  • 100ml water
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, partially thawed
  • Goats cheese – to serve
  • Cracked pepper


Method

– Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).
– Make a caramel with the sugar and a little water and remove from heat once the desired colour has been reached.
– Melt in the butter.
– Place the halved figs over the base of the pan.
– Cut a round from the pastry to fit over the layered figs, tucking in at the edge.
– Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and puffed.
– Stand in the pan for 5 minutes.
– Turn out onto a plate.
– Sprinkle goat’s cheese and cracked pepper over the top to serve.