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Fresh Sour Fig Leaves

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Succulent coastal plant without the usual salty flavours of plants that grow by the sea
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November 2021
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This is a totally alien thing to find growing by the sea, but that is indeed where we headed to get our hands on this non-native (some say invasive) plant that has drifted over here on warm tidal currents. It does produce a fig earlier in the year, but it is the succulent leaves that we wanted to showcase this month and, unlike most coastal vegetables, this doesn't actually have a salty taste to it, making it a bit more versatile for culinary purposes. Eaten raw, they can be a bit astringent and bitter, but cooked whole or sliced they add a really satisfying bite to most dishes.

We've enjoyed them in a number of ways: fried, bhaji-ed, candied, fermented, dried... the list is still expanding. A fool-proof method for your first time with this bizarre-looking vegetable is to keep it simple by cooking it well in oil or butter, served with fresh pasta and a good sauce.

Please note: we are aware of the more common name of this plant but have since learned of its etymology and have since decided to go with Sour Fig instead. Foraging is an open community and we would encourage everyone to do the same.

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