Notes: If making up to 1 day ahead, cover and chill.
1/2 pound ripe black figs
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup drained pitted calamata olives, coarsely chopped
6 canned anchovy fillets, drained
2 teaspoons drained capers
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
How to Make It
Rinse the figs, trim off and discard stems, and coarsely chop fruit. In a 1- to 2-quart pan over medium-high heat, combine figs, sugar, and 1 tablespoon water. Stir occasionally until mixture is boiling gently and figs turn shiny and darker, 3 to 5 minutes.
In a food processor or a blender, whirl fig mixture, olives, anchovies, capers, tarragon, and olive oil until coarsely puréed, scraping container sides as necessary. Scrape mixture into a small bowl.