Wednesday, October 22, 2008


A few of you have been giving me a hard time lately about not posting in such a while. :) I am sorry about that and hope to get back in the groove sooner rather than later. But for now, I thought I'd share one of my favorite things while there are still a few figs in the stores.

Grilled Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Wrapped in Prosciutto

Make sure you choose ripe figs. They should not be hard. In fact, if you felt any other fruit give this much you probably wouldn't buy it. I tend to use Black Mission figs but you can use any variety that looks good. Here's how it goes: trim the top of the stem end off and cut the fig almost all the way in half. Then put about a teaspoon of goat cheese in between the halves and close. Now wrap a piece of prosciutto cut in half length lengthwise around the fig to keep it closed. I like to put a few of these figs on one long metal skewer but you can leave them off if you like. Now comes the best part. Grill the figs for a few minutes until the prosciutto is crispy on the edges. They are. so. good. I promise you'll be hooked. The cheese is creamy and melty. The figs are sweet, warm and rich tasting and the prosciutto is a fantastic salty crispy foil for the two other parts. Mmmmm... In fact, some of my friends who are convinced they don't like figs, love these. Let me know if you try them or have a favorite variation or other way you like to eat figs!