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Archive for the month “August, 2017”

Spot Prawns with Fig Compote

The fig is not native to North America but it sure likes it here. These wonderful plants grow and produce a crop almost anywhere. Figs are an unusual plant as the warmer the climate the more waves of crops they will produce. In a warm and dry climate you can get 3 or as many as 4. In the more northerly climates it will still produce 1 or even 2.The darker colored figs tend to fit best in this recipe, such as Brown Turkey or Mission varieties. The sweet and tart fig compote pairs quite well with the savory prawn. Read more…


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