Green fig pie is a cheesy dish that will complement any Sunday lunch!
BY CEVEL REGIS
When we say green figs in the Caribbean we are really referring to green bananas. This Caribbean staple is a key ingredient in many of our dishes from soups, to salads and even in our drinks. No matter what part of the world you’re in, once you are from the Caribbean your creativity jumps out in the kitchen, when you get a “hand of fig.”
Other than being tasty, there is no denying that this fruit is a powerhouse of nutrients. Green figs contain vitamin C, B6 and have a range of other amazing benefits. It's an excellent source of fibre, a nutrient that plays an essential role in digestive and heart health. It’s also a great source of potassium which is key to proper kidney function and also a vasodilator which helps to ensure blood pressure levels are in check.
Green fig pie is a cheesy dish that will complement any Sunday lunch. It’s a healthier alternative to the traditional macaroni pie and just as tasty.This recipe is great for persons that are suffering from diabetes as it can help you maintain a healthy blood sugar level and still have great tasting food.
Green Fig Pie Recipe
5 lbs of green figs
2 packs of evaporated milk
Salt and pepper to taste
3 cups of grated cheese
5 cloves of garlic grated
Local seasoning minced/cut-up
3 pimentos diced
After peeling the boiled green-figs, mash them the same as you would potatoes, add the salt, pepper, grated garlic, local seasonings, diced pimentos, 3 beaten eggs, the two packs of milk and 2 cups of the grated cheese, mix gently and turn into a buttered baking dish, evenly spread the rest of the cheese across the surface and bake in a 250 degrees oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the pie is well baked. (This pie preparation can be done and foiled a day in advance and baked the following day for easy entertaining).