Recipe: Fresh fig, crisp bacon and kale

By Amanda Laird

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Fresh fig, crisp bacon and kale. Photo / Babiche Martens
Fresh fig, crisp bacon and kale. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 4

1 Tbs walnut or hazelnut oil
8 rashers of the best quality, hopefully free range - bacon you can afford
1 Tbs olive oil
8 fresh figs
400g kale
2 Tbs cider

1 Heat a pan then add the walnut or hazelnut oil.

2 Add the bacon and cook until crisp then remove and drain on a paper towel.

3 Add the olive oil to the pan. When hot, add the quartered figs to the pan, flesh side down and sear for 1 minute to caramelise.

4 Remove the figs and keep warm while adding the kale to the hot pan with the cider. Stir for two minutes or until tender.

5 Arrange the figs and bacon on a platter with the kale and pan juices.

- NZ Herald

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