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Spiced figs in port caramel

This dish is absolutely decadent and one for the grown ups. Barely ripe figs are best to use, if overripe, they are likely to fall apart during cooking. If you must, dried figs will do.
caramelised spiced fig syrup
1 Cup



1.Melt butter over medium heat in medium frying pan, cook figs, ginger and star anise, stirring, about 5 minutes or until figs are caramelised. Remove figs from pan.
2.Add sugar, port, stock and the water to pan, bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until mixture reduces by half. Return figs to pan, simmer, uncovered, 1 minute.

This is a perfect accompaniment to roasted pork. Fresh figs are best suited to this recipe but, out of season, dried turkish or greek figs are suitable. Figs go well with pork and wild game, and they give a unique flavour and sweet undertone to a dish.


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