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North African Recipe Salted Figs with Honey


North African Recipe Salted Figs with Honey

North African Recipe Salted Figs with Honey


Figs have been a common recipe ingredient for North Africans since before written food history. Thanks to the favorable climate conditions, the figs grown from the sycamore-fig tree in North Africa is one of the most important in the world. Learn how to make easy elegant salted figs with honey African food recipe.


North African Recipe Salted Figs with Honey

North African Recipe Salted Figs with Honey


Ingredients
4 large fresh figs
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup orange blossom honey
¼ teaspoon salt


Directions
Preheat oven to 325°F. Gently wash and pat dry figs. Toss figs with oil place stem side up in a shallow baking pan. Roast for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and quarter without cutting completely through the figs. Meanwhile, add honey to a heatproof cup and microwave for 1 minute. Pour honey evenly over figs, sprinkle with salt and serve warm.


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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.