Servings: Serves 6
In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 7 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool.
Combine shallots with figs, endive, walnuts, parsley, 2 teaspoons saba, olive oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Spoon mixture onto a large platter. Cut cheese into slices and arrange on top of salad. Drizzle cheese with remaining 2 tablespoons saba, and garnish with cracked pepper.
Recommended ingredient: Saba, sapa, vin cotto and mosto cotto are available from Corti Brothers (800-509-3663) and DiPalo Fine Foods (212-226-1033)
From the April 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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