If you can’t find certain Armenian food products in a Middle Eastern store, your best-bet is to attend a food festival at the nearest Armenian church – seriously! That’s how I discovered the Noyan brand of preserves made in Armenia. I was compelled to purchase a jar of fig preserves – an act in which I am not ashamed.
The figs, left whole, were swimming in very sweet (not in a bad way, mind you!) syrup flavored with vanilla. Our first sampling included one fig, cut into thin strips, served with a cup of Armenian coffee. WOW! That’s all I can say.
|Goat Chesse and Fig Preserves with Ak-mak crackers|
2 sweetened figs from the jar, finely chopped
Place the goat cheese on a serving plate. Top with the chopped figs; drizzle with some if the syrup from the jar.
Now, that’s easy entertaining!