We're in the middle of Fig season and you can't turn in a greengrocer without seeing them, sat proudly in their eye-catching frilly orange cases. I'll admit I was late to the party on these delicious fruits but now I'm making up for time. I was given some the other day by a friend and found I immediately wanted to introduce them to my griddle pan. Sure they're great with Greek yogurt or Mozzarella but I wanted to indulge in Figs that had gone sticky and slightly caramelised thanks to getting some heat in the mix. This 'recipe' is hardly a recipe in fact but more a simple technique for a very delicious and quick starter, I don't even bother making the balsamic reduction myself but have a prebought glaze from Waitrose that does the trick! These make a great starter but they're equally a pretty decent pudding, as I found out after Archie refused to go to sleep for over an hour the other night meaning I didn't get round to them until after my main course.
A drizzle of olive oil
A pinch of Maldon Sea Salt
1. Slice the figs in half and drizzle with a little olive oil then season with a pinch of salt
2. Put your griddle pan on a high heat and get it really hot
3. Place the figs face down for a couple of minutes until the heat has had a chance to soften and caramalise the surface
4. Remove from the pan put on a plate and drizzle with some balsamic glaze and serve still warm. If you want to get more greens into the mix these sit very well on a bed of rocket leaves