Oh how I love autumn flavours, they’re simply the best ever! The comforting smells and textures of chestnuts, apples, squash, cabbages and grapes are simply unbeatable. Autumn truly is my favourite season of the year.
I love strolling past my local fruit and veg stalls to check out the seasonal produce. The other day a box of fresh figs caught my eye. You could get 4 figs for the bargain price of £1, how could I possibly resist? All year long I fantasize about the delicious dishes that could be made with fresh figs – but never encountering a single fresh fig. So when I saw these little round velvety fruits at the local store, I just had to get them, even though I hadn’t any specific recipe in mind.
Once at home a quick glance at the contents of my fridge determined these figs’ destiny. I still had some pancetta, some fresh rosemary and a bag of rocket. So, just like that – one, two, three – a very quick and unfussy lunch was assembled.
If you happen to have the time to actually plan this fig feast, you could enhance it by stuffing each fig with a bit of goats cheese and sprinkle some honey on the figs once they come out of the oven. Either way, a delicious meal to celebrate autumn! ★
I’ve only recently come round to figs – I used to think I didn’t like them! This looks really interesting (and pretty!) – definitely one to try this autumn.
Hey Sharon! It’s funny how we tend to have preconceived ideas about figs – I was never a big fan of the dried ones, so it was a real revelation to eat fresh figs. You should really try this recipe – I can’t wait to make it with goats cheese and honey! 🙂
What beautiful photos! I like figs, but here (Lëtz) it is hard to find good ones.
I love figs! I used to do something similar last Autumn with halved figs and prosciutto. Yum!
Lovely photos Anne! Aren’t figs so photogenic? You make them looks so delicious! 🙂
Very nice, so simple and good. And your pictures are amazing! I actually have figs in the refrigerator right now and wondering what i should do with them.
Looks yum! I’ve done something similar to what you suggest: goat cheese, honey and prosciutto. I’m sure the rosemary adds a little something extra!
I’m a sucker for figs and you make them look even more beautiful!
Wow your photos are STUNNING. i wish i had some of this now. I love love love figs and wrapping them in pancetta is my favourite way. Yumm! Lovely Blog….