Sonoma Family Meal: Restaurant Partners

On this week’s Feeding our Frontline, we would like to showcase one of the restaurant partners of Sonoma Family Meal, The Girl & The Fig. This well-renown restaurant actively works in their kitchen to help fight food insecurity with SFM. They have generously shared their iconic Fig & Arugula Salad recipe for us to make at home! Thanks to The Girl & The Fig & Sonoma Family Meal for helping us Feed our Frontline each week!

The Iconic Fig & Arugula Salad

½ cup pancetta, diced
12 fresh figs, halved
6 bunches baby arugula
1 cup pecans, toasted
1 cup goat cheese, crumbled (Bernstein recommends Laura Chenel Chévre)
1¼ cups Fig & Port Vinaigrette
Ground black pepper to taste

Fig & Port Vinaigrette:
3 dried black mission figs
1 cup ruby port
¼ cup red wine vinegar
½ tbsp. minced shallots
¼ cup blended oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Vinaigrette Directions:
Pour port in a bowl, add figs, and re-hydrate until soft. Transfer port and figs to a saucepan. Reduce port over medium heat to ½ cup, about 5 – 7 minutes. Transfer mixture to a food processor and add vinegar. Purée until smooth. Add shallots and slowly whisk in oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Salad Directions:
Sauté pancetta in a small pan over medium heat until crisp. Set aside, reserve oil. Brush figs with reserved pancetta oil. Grill figs for 45 seconds on each side. In a stainless steel bowl, toss arugula, pecans, pancetta, and goat cheese with vinaigrette. To serve, top salad with figs.

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