What to do with green figs?
As the saying goes….“Waste not, Want not”. In the Spring, the fig tree produces its first batch of figs from last years reserves. These figs don’t ever fully ripen. To make good use of them a recipe evolved to make something inedible into something utterly delicious. A traditional South African recipe, Green Fig Preserve.
Green Fig Preserve
Step 1: pick figs- thanks to our volunteer Dinai for helping!
Step 2: soak overnight in brine
Step 3: rinse figs and cut a cross at the base of each fig
Step 4: boil figs in syrup, lemon and ginger for 2 hrs and then leave to soak over night
Step 5: and voila…green figs in a jar! Best to leave for a week or two and then it’s time for tasting!