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Broiled Figs with Oranges and Sherry Cream

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.


1 cup chilled whipping cream
3 tablespoons golden brown sugar
3 tablespoons cream Sherry
6 oranges, peeled, white pith removed, sliced into rounds
Chopped fresh mint
12 fresh figs, halved lengthwise
Golden brown sugar
Cream Sherry

  • Whip cream with 3 tablespoons brown sugar to soft peaks.
  • Add 3 tablespoons Sherry and beat to firm peaks. Cover and chill. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead.)
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Arrange oranges in ring around center of each plate. Top with mint.
  • Arrange figs cut side up in broilerproof pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and Sherry.
  • Broil until sugar begins to caramelize.
  • Mound cream in center of each plate. Top with figs and serve.

Serves 6

Martin James