Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Brown Turkey Figs

I was on my weekly food shopping trip when I came across fresh figs.  Oh I was very excited because my store NEVER carries anything beyond the norm of apples, oranges, pears, etc...  Pretty boring.  The last time I had fresh figs was when I was vacationing in San Diego during Christmas 2009.  The closest I've had to figs since were Fig Newton cookies.  Totally not even close!!

These are the Brown Turkey variety.  I'm not sure why they're called that.  Anyone know why?  I liked the packaging.  It kept each fig from being crushed and bruised. I don't have any special way of eating them.  I wash, slice them up, and eat as is.  My awesome blogger/Twitter friend Kat suggested eating the figs with chopped walnuts, blue cheese crumbles, and a drizzle of honey all warmed up.   I didn't have any blue cheese so I substituted with feta cheese instead.  I also missed the part of her tweet where it said I should warm it up. I ate it all cold and it was still so tasty.  I love the sweetness of the honey and figs against the saltiness of the feta.  The walnuts gave it a nice crunch.  

I still have a handful of figs left over.  I will warm it up a bit the next time I make this again.  How do you like to eat figs?


K and S said...

yum! I think my cousin eats them with proscuitto wrapped around them (not warmed up).

Fuat Gencal said...

Hayırlı sabahlar. Ellerinize sağlık. Çok güzel ve leziz görünüyor.


Pocky said...

Proscuitto, the whole sweet and salty combo. I like that too. Thanks Kat.

Thank you Mr. Fuat Gencal for dropping by. :)

Anonymous said...

Cut off the tip. Slice in half. Put a blob of blue cheese or gorgonzola in the cavity in the middle. Put the halves back together again. Stick a toothpick through to hold it together. Grill. Eat. Or to be really fancy, wrap a slice of prosciutto around it before grilling.