The Best Salads

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  1. sister herb
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    I saw this recipe from TV some days ago and it looked... :SMILY129: very yummy.

    Caramelised fig, orange and goat’s cheese salad

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    100 g caster sugar
    16 fresh figs, cut in half lengthways (530 g net)
    4 medium oranges, topped and tailed, peeled and sliced into 1cm thick rounds (750 g net)
    3 tbsp lemon juice
    1 tsp aniseeds or fennel seeds, lightly toasted
    1 garlic clove, crushed
    80 ml olive oil
    200 g feta, roughly crumbled into 1 cm chunks
    ¾ tbsp oregano, small leaves whole and larger ones chopped
    coarse sea salt and black pepper

    Place a large frying pan on a medium heat and add half of the sugar. Leave for 2 to 3 minutes, or until it turns a golden caramel; don’t stir the sugar at this stage. Once nice and golden, add half the figs, cut side down. Cook for 2 minutes until starting to soften, before turning to cook for a further minute. Remove from the pan and add the second batch of figs and repeat the cooking process. You might need to add a tablespoon or two of water to the pan if the figs aren’t very juicy.

    Add the remaining sugar to the pan, return to the heat and let it start to caramelise before adding the oranges and leaving for 1 minute on each side. They should take on a rich caramel colour. Remove and add to the plate of figs. Take the caramel off the heat and whisk in the lemon juice, aniseeds or fennel seeds, garlic, ¾ teaspoon of salt and a generous grind of black pepper. Once combined whisk in the olive oil and set aside.

    Arrange the oranges and figs on a large platter and dot with the feta pieces. Drizzle over any juices left on the fruit plate followed by the dressing. Sprinkle with the picked oregano and serve.

    Source: http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/caramelised-fig-orange-and-goats-cheese-salad
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    Salam aleikum

    this is a great dish, soo good, I like figs so much, sadly they are so expensive here.
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