Roasted sweet potatoes & fresh figs

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Jerusalem

By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

Published 2012

  • About

Figs are abundant in Jerusalem and many trees, bearing the most delectable fruit, actually belong to no one, so anybody can help themselves. Summer months are always tinted with the smell of wild herbs and ripe figs. The mother of Sami’s childhood neighbour and friend, Jabbar, used her roof to dry the glut of figs (and tomatoes) in the hot summer sun, spending hours cleaning and sorting them meticulously. Poor Um Jabbar —