Servings: 4 to 6
The idea of cutting branches of rosemary for skewers must certainly have occurred to humans soon after they figured out how to build fires. Rosemary grows as a large, hardy shrub throughout the Mediterranean and places with similar climates. Figs grow in these same climates by the zillions. And it didn’t take Escoffier to figure this one out: figs are good—no fabulous—when grilled. Grill the lamb and the figs separately, since the lamb will take a little longer to cook than the figs.
July 16, 2008: “The Minimalist: The Tasty Twig, a Barbecue Tradition,” by Mark Bittman
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