3 hours ago
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I screamed with delight when I saw fresh figs in my supermarket the other day (not available here in NJ until early September).
The old lady next to me thought I was crazy. I guess she knew me.
They were $5.99 for the little carton, tres expensive, but oh so worth it.
I made a delicious salad of arugula, baby brie, toasted walnuts and fresh figs with a fig and walnut oil dressing. Oh.
Fig Salad w/ Arugula, Brie and Walnuts:
2 heads of fresh arugula, washed and dried (the bagged stuff is fine)
4 fresh figs, quartered (yum)
1/4 cup of walnuts, toasted lightly (watch that they don't burn)
Quartered baby brie, or Parmiggiano Reggiano, sliced
2 tbsp of fig vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1 tsp of tarragon mustard
6 tbsp of good extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp of walnut oil (optional)
Plate your arugula on a large platter and top w/ quartered figs.
Sprinkle walnuts and brie pieces all over salad.
Keep cool until ready to serve.
Just before serving, spoon dressing over salad.
You can scream out with delight. I will not judge you.