Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Figs with Goat Cheese, Honey, and Thyme

Figs are one of my favorite fruits.  Their flavor and texture seem to be a perfect balance: not too sweet or tart; and not too juicy or hard.  This makes figs versatile in different types of recipes that teeter on both sweet and savory palettes.  I prefer to go somewhere in between.  As you know, I prefer simplicity in recipes.  This recipe is super easy, yet complex, and no cooking required.  Honey and goat cheese (chevre) are natural flavor pairings for figs.  Yet, I wanted to try adding fresh thyme and a light touch of salt to this recipe to really potentate the fig flavor.  Which it does.

  • fresh figs
  • honey of your choice (I used orange blossom)
  • goat cheese (chevre)
  • fresh thyme
  • salt (optional)
Wash, dry, and quarter the figs lengthwise.  On a serving platter, arrange with the cut side up.  Crumble the goat cheese and sprinkle over the figs.  Drizzle honey over.  Then follow with they fresh thyme leaves and a light dash of salt.  Enjoy immediately.  What makes this dish even better is to serve it with a good crusty bread to sop up the extra "sauce" here.  Amazingly decedent.

-Erin Swing
The Sensitive Epicure

This is part of Food Network's Summer Fest. Check out The FN Dish.  The summer produce we're focusing on here are figs.  On twitter, we're tagging #SummerFest. Here are other delicious fig-alicious recipes to try out:

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

Love the simplicity of this dish!