Grilled Figs Recipe

Grilled Figs Recipe
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Grilled figs and duck on a baby spinach salad with roasted jalapeño dressing.

You can grill practically anything and everything, and I usually try. Figs are a great little accompaniment when firing up the grill. Figs are fantastic raw — sliced in half and eaten with a spritz of lemon juice. Grilled, the inside gets warm and soft, and their sweetness comes out a little more. It's a great small side, pockets of sweet flavor to complement chicken or duck. Here they accompany grilled duck, endive, and a baby spinach salad dressed with roasted jalapeño dressing.

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Ingredients

  • Package of fresh black mission figs

Directions

Fire up the grill so that it's nice and hot. Slice off the stems and halve. Place figs on the grill inside-down. Grill for about a minute. Flip, cook for another minute, and remove.

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.