Studio 10 figs, Jamon Serrano, macadamias

Figs might fly and they sure did when I transported them down to Studio 10 last week. Now, I have had some great moments in my working life but being on set with Angela Bishop and the hilarious Richard Reid is a highlight. The best thing about live TV is that it’s quick, upbeat and spontaneous and oh so much fun! 

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Fresh figs, Jamon Serrano, macadamias, watercress with turmeric cashew dressing

Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 5 Mins | Serves 2

8 figs, trimmed and quartered

2 tablespoons macadamias, roughly chopped

2 teaspoons macadamia oil

½ cup watercress, washed and dried

Salt and pepper

6 slices Jamon Serrano ham

1 tablespoon Black Betty Bam

1 tablespoon goat’s cheese – optional

Turmeric dressing
Prep: 10 mins +1 hr soaking | Cook: 0 Mins | Yields about 1 cup      

½ cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 1 hour, drained and patted dry with a paper towel

I lime, juice of

¾ cup macadamia oil

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon maple syrup

1 clove garlic, peeled

1 piece ginger, peeled

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

Pinch salt

  1. Combine all turmeric dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  2. Process until silky smooth. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in pan over a moderate heat.
  4. Add Jamón Serrano and sauté for a few minutes, turning figs to heat through.
  5. Place watercress in a mixing bowl, season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add a drizzle of macadamia oil.
  7. Smear a dollop of turmeric dressing onto two serving plates.
  8. Add watercress, then arrange jamon serrano slices, figs and macadamias.
  9. Add a crumble of Black Betty Bam and goat’s cheese if using – and serve.

*Use turmeric dressing immediately or store in a glass jar for up to 5 days in the fridge.

Image Nelly le Comte

Healing notes

Macadamias are rich in omega 7 essential fatty acids and the figs are sweet and delicate and renowned for their detoxifying actions and are one of the most alkalizing foods. Figs also balance acidic conditions that result from a diet rich in meat and refined food. Black Betty Bam is Sam Gowing’s paste for life.

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