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Roast Fiigs With Tahini & Carob Sauce


Serves 4

  • 8 ripe figs
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • salt

for the sauce

  • 4 tbsp light tahini
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp carob or cocoa powder

Taken from the Comptoir Libanais Express cookbook.

Heat the oven to 20000/180°C fan/gas 6.

Slice each fig in half through the stalk and arrange cut-side up in an ovenproof dish, just large enough to squeeze them all in. Whisk together the oil, honey and a pinch of salt then pour over the figs and transfer the dish to the oven to roast for 20-30 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by stirring together the tahini, honey, cinnamon and carob in a bowl. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of boiling water to make a smooth, runny consistency.

Divide the figs among serving plates, then drizzle over the sauce.