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Spicy Fig Sauce Recipe
Spicy Fig Sauce
Charlie Trotter, Charlie Trotter Restaurant, Chicago, USA
Charlie Trotter, Charlie Trotter Restaurant, Chicago, USA
The Cuisine of Illinois
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
For 125 ml (1/2 cup)

- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 60 ml (1/4 cup) fresh orange juice, lightly warmed
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) coarsely chopped Figs
- 1 star anise
- 3 peppercorns
  1. Cook the sugar in a heavy-bottomed sauté pan over medium heat for 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  2. Add the orange juice and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the figs, star anise, and peppercorns, bring to a boil, and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pushing on the solids to remove as much liquid as possible. If necessary, thin with a little warm water to a sauce consistency.
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