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.