It’s Sunday Supper time, and I am chowing down on petite filet with baked figs. This is a simple recipe, the petite filet is seasoned and then grilled and then topped with baked figs and accompanied sauce. This is so tasty, the robust flavors of the meat and the lip smacking sweet and savory fig sauce is a winner, share this one with those who you love, and they’ll love you right back.
Tiger figs are in season, I believe they hail from California. I purchased my batch from Freshdirect. They were perfect, soft and ripe. Look they’re so beautiful.
What’s really cool about this recipe is that the baked figs recipe can be recreated for dessert at another time. The sauce is just saba, honey, butter, basil and a touch of salt. All you need is some ice cream or cream.
Petite filet with baked figs would make for a fantastic meal at an end of summer party. It will possibly be the last time you and your friends and family get together around a grill and the flavors in the baked figs will provide a great intro to fall flavors. Perfect – right?
- 6 tiger figs
- 1/2 cup saba
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt
- 4 leaves of fresh basil
- 2 8oz petite filet (shoulder steak)
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- Add saba, honey, butter and salt to a pan and cook on high until you arrive at a dark sweet sauce.
- Allow to reduce just a little and then add basil, stir to combine and then remove from heat and set aside.
- Wash and cut off tops of fig stalks and then cut figs in four from the newly cut stalk to the base of the fig, but do not cut through completely.
- Place figs in a ovenproof dish and then pour sauce over figs.
- Place figs in preheated oven at 400 and cook for 7-10 mins. Figs should have softened a little, but should still have kept their shape.
- Season meat with salt and pepper making sure to press in seasoning so that it doesn't fall off while grilling.
- Grill to required temperature and then let meat rest for 5 mins.
- Slice meat into medallions and then spoon figs and sauce on top of meat.
- I cooked my petite filets to medium well, 8 minutes on either side.