You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.
Note Dried wild figs are available from select delicatessens.
"The Middle Eastern flavours of this stuffing add a gorgeous fragrance to the flesh of the bird. I like to serve this with a simple salad of avocado wedges, orange slices and shaved fennel, tossed with extra-virgin olive oil, Sherry vinegar and torn mint leaves." Brigitte Hafner