My mother-in-law gave us two strawberry baskets full of gorgeous figs from her garden this week and I wanted to do something with them before they got too ripe.
I love balsamic roasted brussel sprouts so I thought I’d try that with the figs, and top it off with some goat cheese.
Here are my loose instructions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
(my oven is crappy so I set the temp to 450, it was around 400 after I put the pans in)
Wash the fruit and vegetables.
Cut the base off the brussel sprouts and cut in half lengthwise.
Arrange in a baking dish, without overlapping. Sprinkle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper.
(i forgot my olive oil this time)
Cut the stems from the figs and also cut lengthwise. (Quarters if you prefer smaller pieces).
Arrange in baking dish. (same one if you have room)
Drizzle generously with balsamic vinegar.
Then give some attention to your sweet baby who is entertaining himself.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the vinegar reduces and the figs look like this and are caramelized.
I had to leave the house at the 20 minute mark so I turned off my oven, let some of the heat out, and let them slow roast while I was gone, until the oven cooled. About 2 hours.
When I got home the house smelled amazing and they came out perfect!
Plate the desired amount of each and sprinkle with goat cheese. Gorgonzola would probably be good too. AND I froze the extra figs to serve over ice cream!