|I'm not a food stylist--I don't even play one on my blog|
There's something about figs that makes people go a little crazy. But what's even crazier is that no one ever really talks about how much they like figs until they see a fig tree. Then they just kind of loose their minds. I have witnessed this first hand. Just offer a fresh fig to someone, then sit back and watch them as they start shrieking in delight.
In an earlier post I mentioned that our neighbors told us we could pick figs from their tree while they were away. We've enjoyed a few here and there.
Apparently, they told some other neighbors the same thing. Last night as I was grilling our dinner on the patio, I watched as the other neighbors (in a heated frenzy) picked the tree clean. They brought a ladder and something that looked like an apple picker. They weren't going to leave until every ripe fig was plucked
In honor of the ripening fig tree next door, I thought I would share a recipe for a fig appetizer taste sensation. I have to admit, it's not something that sounds appetizing to me, but one bite and I was sold. I've served this three times in the past six months. Each time Matt said, people won't like that. Each time, it got rave reviews.
Simply layer following three items on a cracker or crostini (I've even made them into little finger sandwiches.)
- Carmelized red onions
- Fig jam
- Goat cheese
Try it, it's delicious!
Now get out there and make some friends by planting a fig tree :)