I get lots of unripe figs from my tree and look for different ways to use them. The first recipe I found to use them was for candied figs. Rachel tried the recipe then came up with another idea. She comes from Sri Lanka and preserves vegetables in a hot spicy pickling paste so had the idea of trying it with some figs and it works well.
Pickled Figs in a Sri Lankan pickling paste
200g unripe figs cut the figs into quarters and boil for 15 min, leave to cool, replace the water, repeat this process and drain the figs.
200g shallots and 10-15 green chillies, blanch for 5 min then dry on a paper towel
3 cloves garlic crushed
1tsn grated ginger
1 125g jar mustard paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp salt
Mix all the pickling ingredients in with the other ingredients and bottle in sterile jars.