These elegant king oyster mushroom steaks make a perfect starter.  The richness of the mushroom steaks contrasts beautifully with the salsa.  Its sweet, tart and spicy notes bring out the very best of the mushroom’s flavour. I have a love affair with figs.  Every year, I await the appearance of ripe figs in my local market.  A simple plate of figs with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or a dollop of chèvre is amongst my favorite appetisers.  Add a bit of prosciutto, and I’m in heaven. In short, figs are so perfect just the way they are that I have rarely been tempted to transform them in any way.  They rarely last long enough in my kitchen for cooking to be an option.  However, this year, I am determined to rewrite the script.

 

 

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