Our fig tree is exploding. Having a fig tree is a mixed blessing. They are a huge mess and we basically have 1,000 figs that need eating. Here is one way to get the job done. Oh, did I mention we also have overgrown mint and a lemon tree?
Fig Salad with Crème Fraîche, Mint, and Prosciutto
1⁄3 cup crème fraîche or whole sour cream
1 Tbs water
1 tsp grated lemon rind
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
24 small dark-skinned fresh ﬁgs, halved (such as Black Mission, about 2 lbs)
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh mint
3 very thin slices prosciutto, cut into 1⁄2-inch strips (about 1⁄2 cup)
Mint sprigs (optional)
Combine first 6 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk.
Arrange ﬁgs on a platter. Drizzle with crème fraîche mixture. Sprinkle with chopped mint and prosciutto. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.