My great grandfather on my mother’s side had a fig tree in his front yard. I remember when we’d visit on Sundays after lunch and he’d be on his rocking chair, waiting for us. He’d already have a little cloth bag filled to the brim with figs, one of my mother’s favorite fruits. He knew that figs would make us all happy, make us all smile and that’s what he wanted: 
to bring us joy with such a simple and natural thing.
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Figs always remind me of my great grandfather, Antonio. So after seeing them at the grocery store, I knew that they needed to come home with me and become something delicious, but also simple. And thus, this recipe for Roasted Fig & Yogurt Sauce came to life!

We’ve lately been eating our way through the Sea Cuisine line and wanted to pair figs with one of their products. The Macadamia Crusted Tilapia was screaming for some figs! Their crust not only includes macadamia nuts, but also pineapple and ginger, giving the tilapia an exotic flair.

You might be skeptical of frozen fish, but as professionals in the industry, at times we do use frozen fish (due to some species not being able to be found fresh in our markets) and at home it makes for such an easy meal. We’re also loving that Sea Cuisine does not joke around with sustainability; they’re committed to sourcing their products from sustainable sources and never purchasing seafood from illegal, unregulated or unreported fisheries.

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As you can see above, the tilapia was deliciously moist and flaky on the inside, with a crispy and flavorful crust on the outside. Served with this Turmeric & Dried Fruit Spiced Rice and the fig sauce, it makes for the perfect lunch or dinner.

Roasted Fig & Yogurt Sauce

When figs are in season, roast them to make this sauce topping for fish!
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  • 3-4 large figs quartered into eights
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • salt


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss figs with brown sugar and roast until tender.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, and yogurt. Season with salt to taste. Fold in the roasted figs.
  • Serve with fish, grilled chicken, or as an appetizer on crackers.
Servings: 1 cup

Disclosure: Thanks to our generous friends at Sea Cuisine for sending over their product line for us to sample. We were under no obligation to write about them, opinions 100% our own.

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  1. What a great sauce to compliment the fish! Your recipe sounds wonderful, Hugs, Terra

  2. Great idea of the roasted figs, although I am upset because someone killed my fig tree. I hope to get a new one soon.


  3. I. Love. Tilapia.
    As a busy mom, running my own business, it’s sometimes difficult to fit in a good meal with all the afternoon activities. I will definitely be looking for these at my market!
    And for the record, anything with fig is something I want to try. This meal looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.