To serve these juicy, sweet figs, toss a salad of red-leaf lettuce with vinaigrette dressing. Divide the salad among four individual plates, add a slice of goat cheese to each, and garnish the plates with three warm, syrupy figs. 12 fresh figs
12 whole raw almonds
Grated rind of 1 orange
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1 tablespoon honey
Set the oven at 400 degrees.
Place the figs on the counter. Make a lengthwise slit in each one and insert an almond. Close the figs, pressing them together gently to seal.
Set the figs in a baking dish just large enough to hold them in one layer. Sprinkle with the orange rind and Grand Marnier. Drizzle with the honey.
Roast the figs in the hot oven for 10 minutes or until they are golden. Set them aside to cool slightly.