Savory Fig and Feta Surprise!

You know how I was nearly stung by a wasp while picking an over-ripe fig a couple of weeks ago?  (I mentioned it in my fruit harvest post.)

Figs

What’s Blooming Wednesday #50 –
Fruit Harvest!

I’ve been very careful since then.  While figs ripen only a few at a time, I’ve found ways to use just a few each day.  This “recipe” happened quite by accident – on a plate with a pork chop seasoned with Heinz Worcestershire Sauce™.

I know.  Before you freak out about using that sauce, let me explain.  HH loves the stuff, so I shake a splash over his pork chop while cooking, and some of it bleeds over onto mine.  I have to say, this time, it worked to my advantage.

Bragg’s Liquid Aminos is a healthier alternative, but HH knows the difference and thinks nothing substitutes well for Worcestershire sauce.

I washed a few figs after returning from the local grocer for pork chops and a few other items.  Goat cheese was on my list, but that store never has goat cheese.  I thought I might get lucky and find some on a whim…not happening.

Feta and Figs

I needed a substitute.  We had Feta in the fridge, so I split the figs in half and sprinkled them with Feta.

Figs and Feta

It was so quick to heat them in the microwave while cooking the pork chops on the stove top.

As I ate the figs with feta off my plate at dinner, I thought tasted good.  Suddenly I took a bite where I recognized a distinct flavor addition.  You got it…Worcestershire.

It was so good!

Figs and Feta

All the bites following, I tried to swipe what little amount of sauce was possible, but I had too little of it on my plate.  Drats!

The next day, I had a plan for a new fig concoction for lunch.  Shake, shake, shake!

Figs and Feta

After cutting about ten figs in half, I shook them around in the lidded container with 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, lined them in a shallow baking dish, and sprinkled them liberally with feta crumbles.

Figs and Feta

I baked them for 20 minutes at 375º and toasted some French bread slices.  (If you’re in a hurry, cover the figs loosely and microwave on high for about two minutes.)

Figs and Feta

To help it stay on the bread easily, mash everything well after removing the dish from the oven.  It may not look so good at that point, but sprinkle it with a little S & P, and no one will ever remember the looks (wink).

Figs and Feta

Yes, oh, my!

FETA AND FIGS

Do you want something printable to help you remember the process?

Feta and Fig Surprise!
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
A savory and chunky spread for crunchy toasted French bread slices.
Kim:
Recipe type: <span data-mce-bogus="1" class="mceItemHidden"><span></span><span data-mce-bogus="1" class="mceItemHidden"><span class="hiddenSpellError" pre="" data-mce-bogus="1">Appetizer</span></span>, Side Dish, or Snack</span>
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 8-10 fresh figs, washed well and sliced in half
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ - ⅓ cup Feta cheese crumbles
  • Vegetable spray
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place prepared fig halves and Worcestershire sauce inside a small lidded plastic container. Shake, shake, shake. (10 seconds or so is good.)
  3. Dump marinated figs into a shallow baking dish prepared with vegetable pan spray.
  4. Sprinkle Feta crumbles evenly over figs.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Quantities can vary according to your taste, but this is my recommendation for ingredients.

I hope you still have some fresh figs ripening.  But, since it’s a little late in the season for many of you, I’ll try to remind you next summer.

Don’t you think it’ll be worth a try?  🙂

Blessings~

Signature

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Comments

    • says

      I realize it’s late since my figs come in later than others in our area, but as I said, I’ll try to remind y’all next summer. 🙂

  1. Betty Bagwell says

    I’m with Hunky Hubby on the Worcestershire. I add a splash of it and a sprinkle of sugar to my pimento cheese spread. Takes it to a whole different level (also a little garlic is good).

    • says

      Wow. That sounds really good. I’ve added Tobasco and garlic powder to pimento cheese, but I never thought about adding Worcestershire (or sugar). I’ll definitely try it next time. Thanks for sharing that. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    • says

      I’m not a fan of bleu cheese, but thanks for passing along the pairing suggestion for others who do like it. It’s a fall-ish morning here…hope it’s where you are, too. 🙂