make this now: 20 uses for dried fig compote

Steffen_TGTF_fig-food_Jan2015_AI9A2004_hiOur figfood line of condiments came to life as a way for our restaurant guests to take home a little of the “fig love” from our kitchens.

For years, visitors from all over would ask for these recipes to recreate a dish at home that they’d been introduced to at the girl & the fig or the fig cafe.

Now a complete assortment of goodies ranging from house-made shrubs to confits and chutneys are available outside our little sphere; and frequently, recipients of gifted “figfood” items will write and ask what to do with it.

If you’ve recently purchased or received of a gift of Dried Fig Compote, here is a collection of recipes and serving suggestions to enjoy!

  1. Our first, go-to suggestion would be to pair it with any soft, ripe cheese.  One idea is to spread on top of a brie wheel and bake until soft.  This sweet and savory mix is always a great pairing.
  2. Enjoy it with a gruyere and arugula breakfast sandwich.
  3. Emulsified to create a nice fig, pecan vinaigrette to top off an herb salad flatbread.
  4. Stuff a pork loin or chicken breast to create a rich, savory dish you won’t soon forget!
  5. Pair with roasted onions for a tasty appetizer.
  6. On a Crostini with Prosciutto and Goat Cheese.
  7. Create a rosemary cheese spread to serve at your next gathering.
  8. Reduced to enjoy prosciutto cheese skewers on arugula with balsamic fig glaze.
  9. Spread on french toast, fresh bagels, or pancakes for the perfect amount of sweetness, complexity and hint of spice.  You just took breakfast to the next level.
  10. Stirred into cold chicken salad for a little something special.
  11. Accompanied by ricotta and honey on a nicely crusted bread makes for a great breakfast or snack!
  12. Spread over a roasted-eggplant & grilled goat cheese sandwich.
  13. As a condiment to any roast meat dish, especially pork or game.
  14. In a fabulous curried rice salad for lunch or dinner.
  15. On any show-stopping cheese tray you can imagine.  Inspiration here.
  16. Warmed and drizzled over ice cream.
  17. Double yum – make that goat cheese & honey ice cream yourself!
  18. Summer indulgence: CRAZY gorgeous Balsamic Fig Roasted Tomato & Burrata Cheese Tarts.  Trust us.
  19. Stirred into cake batter for layers of subtle flavor and beautiful textures.
  20. Sweeten up your oatmeal with a dollop!

Do you have a favorite use for dried fig compote?  Leave us a note!!


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