The three most significant homes in my life—my childhood home, the home I bought for my children as a single mom, and my current home—have all had fig trees in the yard. Ancient wisdom held that if a fig tree did not bear fruit in three years, then it should be cut down. For me, the trees have come to signify the importance of making the most of your life and doing great things; if your life is not bearing fruit, then you are not living. This dish of salmon and fig sauce, cooked in fig leaves, combines two significant ingredients from my life’s journey: figs, which are popular in the Mediterranean, and seafood, which is a big part of life on the Chesapeake Bay. They are prepared in a light and healthy way, the way I like to live and eat.
This recipe from Robin is featured in the season finale
during Season 1 of The Great American Recipe