Well, it's been a while since I posted a fig recipe so I figure it's safe to post another. Technically, this isn't a fig recipe, it's main ingredient would be white beans, so really, I am totally mixing things up here.
This recipe is the recipe which inspired all of the other fig recipes. The one I have been waiting for fig season to make..... patiently. I saw this on one of my favorite blogs, Mostly Eating and immedietly thought, "Wow, that is a creative use of ingredients, I have to try it!"
I recomend cooking dried beans instead of using canned. I'm lucky enough to have a pressure cooker, so I can cook beans at the last minute and have fresh beans in 7 minutes that have retained ALL of the nutrients and are so moist and flavorful.
If you don't use dried beans choose Organic, Low Sodium canned ones. My mouth literally fell open when I compared the sodium content to regular canned beans.
The only things I changed to Sophies recipe was adding a bit of broth to the mixture while I was pulsing/pureeing it because it was a bit dry for me. Maybe it's because it's like 120 degrees here right now. I used dried Navy beans instead of canned cannelini beans ( the grocery didn't have cannelini at the time). I also squeeze just a bit of fresh lemon juice to the finished dish just because I love fresh lemon and thought it went wonderfully with this dish. Very summery.
I didn't let my figs dry long enough and they were a bit to fresh/mushy. This most definatly would have been better if the figs were a bit chewier. Ah, well I look forward to making this again very soon!
My pictures don't do them justice, I ran out of sunlight.
Thanks for sharing Sophie!
makes about 4 servings TIME 30-40 minutes
You will need:
2 tsp olive oil
Sprig rosemary, finely chopped
Half a leek, finely sliced (about a cup)
4 semi-dried figs, chopped
1 cup dried white beans, Cannelini, Navy, Great Northern etc.
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Freshly Ground Peppercorns (optional)
1/4 cup broth or water if needed
Rosemary Filone Bread or other crusty bread
Putting it all together: