Bulgur Pilaf with Fresh Figs and Walnuts
(Taze Incirli Bulgur Pilavi)
3/4 cup Turkish Bulgur, large grain, washed, drained
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small size onion, sliced
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp hot red pepper paste
1 cup hot water
7-8 small sized ripe, sweet fresh figs, rinsed with cold water, cut in half
Handful walnuts pieces, lightly toasted
Saute the onion with olive oil until it is softened over medium heat. Add the tomato and red pepper pastes, stir. After 1-2 minutes, add the bulgur, water, salt and pepper. Close the lid on and start to cook bulgur pilaf over very low heat.
Check the Bulgur Pilaf, when you start seeing holes towards the end arrange the fig halves between the bulgur cut sides up. Sprinkle a little bit cinnamon over the figs. Close the lid and continue cooking until the bulgur is done, ie. when all the liquid has evaporated.
Let the Bulgur Pilaf with Fresh Figs and Walnuts stand for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the toasted walnuts all over it and serve immediately.
While figs are still in season, ...:)