Speaking Of Figs
Nobody asked but I'm posting it anyway. These are very strong. Plan
on only 2-3 per person. And needing to be served a room temp they are
good for when you need to bring something to an event.
Fig And Walnut Tapenade
1 cup chopped dried black mission figs
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup chopped/pitted kalamata olives
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon capers, drained and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup toasted and chopped walnuts
In a medium saucepan combine chopped figs and water. Cook over medium
heat, stirring occasionally until liquid has evaporated and figs are
soft. About 7 minutes.
Transfer figs to a mixing bowl. Add olives, olive oil, balsamic
vinegar, capers, and chopped thyme. Mix and add salt and pepper to
Refrigerate for 24 hours. (up to 3 days)
Bring to room temperature and mix in chopped walnuts.
Serve with Kefalograviera cheese slices on thin slices of French
Other Greek cheeses will work as will Manchego or Blues.
Do NOT serve cold.