Dried Fig and Port Jam
Every summer I say, this is the summer I’m really going to make some amazing raspberry or blackberry jam. But something about sterilizing the jars and waiting for that suctioning pop just still seems complicated to me. So I’ve been sticking with refrigerator jam. And today, since the summer heat is taking its own sweet time to arrive (and I discovered my Maggie Beer is way past its expiration), I made dried fig and port jam with black mission figs.
I love fig jam as part of a cheese plate, especially w/ blue cheese. It’s also terrific on ciabatta rolls with Trader Joe’s frying cheese (haloumi-ish, but made from cow’s milk) heated in a pan for a few minutes on each side until heated through and just getting melty. Add a handful of arugula and you’re good to go. Sorry, no photo, we snarfed them down for a quick dinner.