Fig and Walnut Spaghetti

A friend sent me an invitation to an email recipe exchange.  Those are the only kind of chain letters I participate in.  This is the response I got from one of the friends I included in my link of the chain.

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This is because my tree is currently producing so many figs, I’ve had fig ice cream, fig bread, fig this, fig that. I’m sick of figs. Surprisingly, this fig recipe was good. I upped the wine to two cups, drinking one while I cooked…and I know it says goat cheese, but mozzarella would work just as well, I think.
Fig & Walnut Spaghetti
Serves 2

whole wheat spaghetti, for 2 persons
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 cup white wine
1 small lemon, juice and zest
1 big bunch of fresh spinach
125 g goat cheese
100 g walnut halves, roasted with salt in a dry pan or in the oven
salt
5 fresh ripe figs, cut in quarters

Boil the spaghetti al dente, according to the instructions on the package, and set aside when done. Add olive oil to a large frying pan on medium heat. Add garlic and let it sweat for about 30 seconds before adding 2/3 of the wine and the lemon juice. Stir around, add spinach and goat cheese while stirring (save a small piece of the goat cheese for later). Let it simmer for three minutes before adding the spaghetti and the roasted walnuts. Stir for 30 seconds, taste it and add salt if needed, make sure that the spaghetti is covered in the goat cheese/wine/lemon cream then turn off the heat. Add the figs and gently fold them into the pasta. Serve on a big plate or in a bowl with the rest of the goat cheese and lemon peel sprinkled over it.

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