Desserts HomeCooked Middle Eastern Vegetarian

Grilled Fig with Burnt Honey, Yoghurt & Pistachio

December 17, 2018

My cooking philosophy is all about ingredients, maximum flavour and simplicity – in that order. Looks, super fancy plating, styling are just not my cup of tea – although when it all comes together, no one is more elated than I am.

A lot of the dishes in my Puck Arabia series were usual everyday stuff that I just had to pimp up to make look good; otherwise, I’d normally put everything together and just serve it, because flavour always takes precedence over looks in my book. This Grilled Fig with Burnt Honey, Yoghurt & Pistachio recipe is one of my favourites, and so is the styling (in this pic) – as rustic and as simple as it may seem. And its quite a healthy dessert by a lot of standards, and quick to make. It falls in line with the idea of a ‘savoury dessert’, which loosely translated means that it isn’t overly and cloyingly sweet. The whole idea is to contrast the sweetness of honey by caramelising it a little for the bitter burnt flavour, while also accentuating the sweetness of the fig. The yoghurt is a burst of freshness and texture in the dish with its tangy flavour and creamy texture. And the pistachios add the right amount of crunch! This recipe is a keeper! 

 

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Grilled Fig with Burnt Honey, Yoghurt & Pistachio
A simple, healthy dessert that is super easy to make!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put the butter into a pan and heat it up. Then, add the honey and cook till it starts to caramelise a little. At this point, also put in the cinnamon powder.
  2. Now, put in the figs, cut side down. And grill on a low-medium heat till grilled well. (Note that figs cook quite fast, so don't leave the pan) Feel free to spoon over the juices that mix in with the honey over the figs as they cook.
  3. Once they are golden brown, set the figs aside in a plate - arrange or crowd together, it doesn't matter.
  4. Spoon the yoghurt into the middle of the plate and drizzle with some honey and garnish with the slivered pistachios. Now, drizzle the remaining pan juices over the dish and serve warm.
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