Grilled Fresh Figs
Figs were ripe when we came back from the trip. They are overripe in fact…the weight of the fruits were too great so that the branches broke off. Where have you been? We were ready for you a week ago…
I figured out quickly what I should do with them. I called to my husband; ‘Honey, Turn-up the grill’ ‘ We need to smoke’em! I said figuratively.
Grilled fresh figs for ice cream (adapted from Fine Cooking magazine) (Print Recipe here)
Necessary equipment: barbeque grill
- Figs – 10 to12, the magazine recommended Black Mission Figs, we used Desert King, stemmed and halved lengthwise Note: we only grilled 6 figs.
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1-2 Tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- Vanilla ice cream
- 2-3 Tablespoons honey
- 4-5 mint leaves, thinly sliced (optional)
- Heat up - a gas grill to medium low or prepare a low charcoal fire.
- Brush - set the figs cut side down and brush the rounded side with oil. Flip and brush the cut side with the balsamic vinegar.
- Mix - Sugar and chopped thyme in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the figs.
- Grill - set figs on grill cut side facing up. Cover the grill and cook until the sugary tops start to bubble and the bottom of the figs get light grill marks. 5-8 minutes.
- Serve immediately over scoops of ice cream, drizzled with honey and sprinkle with mint if using.
We’re blessed to be able to vacation in Hawaii. To see our two gorgeous grandkids then to visit fascinating Big Island, the money was well spent.
The sprawling, mega hotel has it’s own monorail inside of the hotel. From main lobby to our room was about 10 minutes by foot. By tram also takes 10 minutes, because our compound is 3 stops away.
Flavorful Acai bowl from Tropical Frozen Yogurt in Kona.
A petite French patisserie in Hilo with few selection of sweets. The store closes at 4 pm!, we managed to squeeze inside by 3:57pm.
The Donkey Ball Chocolatier in Kainaliu, I like the silly name.
The original King Kamehameha statue in Hawi, my husband taking photos in heavy rain.
Historical Bamboo’s lilikoi cheese cake. Donkey crossing sign reminded us of the kangaroo crossing signs in Australia.
See my nice tan?Hawi doing there?…it’s all rain, can’t see the black sand beach.The wooden poster hung in little café in Hawi gave me a chuckle!Sunset at Volcano National ParkA spectacular night view of volcanoI saw this sign in Hwy.19 on the way to Hilo.