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