Thursday, 15 September 2011

Fabulously Fast Fresh F*ckable Figs (aka grilled figs with cinnamon, walnuts and almonds)



Well, there goes summer. My favourite day of the year.  Listen...if you’re reading this somewhere hot could you do me a favour and let me know if you need a naked chef and I’ll pack my bags now shall I? (I'll need a splatter guard too by the way...just saying).

I’m honestly gutted.  That was summer?  That? 

Meh, while I post that abusive letter and graphic photo to the BBC Weather Center here's a quick 5 minute autumnal pudding for ya and it just...it just tastes so good.
Don’t forget; naked chef.  Available.  Cheap rates.  Love you long time...Wait, no, that sounds wrong...


All the steps:
Turn on your grill to a medium high temp first.  While that’s warming up cut a deep incision into the top of almost each fig - with one or two of the other figs slice them in half and stick one star of anise in each one.  Don’t worry if you’re like me and can’t stand the smell/taste of them, I might actually vomit if I tasted one uncooked.  Open them up like flowers then add a small knob of butter, sprinkle with cinnamon (and honey...I won’t tell anyone, honest) and flaked almonds and walnuts.

Stick them under the grill and serve with yoghurt or crème fraiche .  Don’t eat the skin of the figs by the way!  (unless you're hardcore like me!)

EDIT: I got the figs from my mum who grows them in Old Trafford of all places.  The tree has taken over the entire side of the house and the cats are constantly on alert for dive bombing figs.  Here's my mum pointing to a fig that looks like balls. :D