A very special dish, which make figs the star of the show – and don’t miss the other recipes on our website, each using of the seven species.
When I lived in South Carolina several years ago, I had a friend who lived in a house with a couple of fig trees in the backyard. She had grown up in that house, and fresh figs had always been available to her for as long as she could remember. Because of this, the figs weren’t that much of a novelty to her, but I found this endless supply of supple and expensive fruit growing just a few feet away from her home an amazing concept. Those beautifully fresh and vibrant figs tasted much better than what I could find in the supermarket, and they were free. Because of this, I always grumble a bit at having to pay a few dollars for a handful of them at the supermarket, so I rarely buy them. However, this morning, I saw some really pretty black mission figs at Whole Foods that I couldn’t resist, so I picked them up and decided to pair them with shallots and walnuts for a sweet and savoury roasted dish. Served with a side of simple herbed socca, this makes a perfect appetizer or light dinner. Both components are very easy to prepare and look really beautiful together fresh from the oven.