If you are planning to have a special, healthy menu that satisfies those with discerning tastes, I suggest that you make this dish part of your Sunday NFL celebration.  You definitely will be a hit, and win or lose, everyone will be happy and smiling.  Figs, especially the fresh ones, are a good source of potassium.  They help lower the blood pressure (which is especially important if your team is losing).  They are a rich source of manganese and Vitamin B6.  Also 8 oz of figs have only 37 calories.

Balsamic Fig Glaze for Grilled Chicken Kebabs

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Ingredients

  • 5 lbs of fresh organic figs
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ Spanish onion
  • ½ jalapeño
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Serving size 10 cups

 Directions

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Step 1: Place figs on the grill on high heat for 15 minutes or until figs have a nice char on the outside and begin to break apart

Step 2: in a large pot sauté the chopped onion, garlic and jalapeño in olive oil for five minutes.

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Step 3: Add whole grilled figs, balsamic and apple cider vinegars, along with cumin, coriander, paprika, ginger, salt and pepper into the pot. Bring pot to a boil then reduce heat to low and allow mixture to simmer for 30-45 minutes until desired texture.

*Note: this recipe also works well if you desire vinaigrette for a salad with the desirable cooking time being 25 minutes.

Step 4: Allow glaze to cool for 15-30 minutes.

Step 5: Blend mixture until smooth.

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Step 6: Place grilled chicken on skewers, dip in fig glaze and enjoy!

 

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