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Poached Figs

in Honey and Cardamom Sauce
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Poached Figs

Poached Figs - Aromatic greetings from Arabia

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Health Score:
6,8 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 5 h.
Ready in
Calories:
362
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

In Arabic cuisine, figs are considered the "fruit of lovers" because of their sweetness and stimulating aroma. The fruits are also very good sources of potassium and calcium: The two minerals ensure the smooth transmission of nerve impulses and unhindered muscle contraction.

Honey and cardamom are a typical Arabic spice mixture, the addition of creamy cheese and wine a European variation. If you want to enjoy the steamed figs in their original form and without alcohol, so to speak, you can replace the wine with apple or redcurrant juice.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie362 kcal(17 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat4 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates66 g(44 %)
Sugar added40 g(160 %)
Roughage4.5 g(15 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.3 mg(11 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin2 mg(17 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate21 μg(7 %)
Pantothenic acid0.9 mg(15 %)
Biotin13 μg(29 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C8 mg(8 %)
Potassium642 mg(16 %)
Calcium188 mg(19 %)
Magnesium57 mg(19 %)
Iron2 mg(13 %)
Iodine11 μg(6 %)
Zinc1 mg(13 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.1 g
Uric acid35 mg
Cholesterol13 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
2
1 ¾ cups
3 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
1 piece
6
2 tablespoons
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Small baking dish, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Cutting board, 1 Slotted spoon

Preparation steps

1.
Poached Figs preparation step 1

Break open cardamom pods and place seeds in a pot. Zest lemon and add to pot with red wine, honey and sugar. Bring pot to a boil and cook mixture over medium heat for 15 minutes just below boiling.

2.
Poached Figs preparation step 2

Rinse figs and cut off ends.

3.
Poached Figs preparation step 3

Add figs to broth and simmer gently over medium heat for 10 minutes.

4.
Poached Figs preparation step 4

Remove figs and place in a small baking dish.

5.
Poached Figs preparation step 5

Allow sauce to cool and pour over figs. Cover and chill for 4 hours in refrigerator. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon ricotta cheese.