Figs! I’m strolling through our local farm market, and all of the sudden one summer day there they are…gorgeous, plump, sweet-smelling figs. Everyone else is swarming around the show-off tomatoes and the dramatically giant piles of corn, but I only have eyes for the figs, because I know in a blink of an eye they will be gone, and so I need to strike while the iron is hot if I’m going to do things like stuff them with goat cheese and grill them.
Or to be totally specific, stuff them with goat cheese, wrap them in prosciutto, grill them until they get slightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, then drizzle them with a mixture of honey and balsamic vinegar, and then try really hard to actually put them on a plate and not eat them directly off the grill. My friends at the Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery recently decided that my recipe for linguine with sugar snaps and goat cheese was worth sending me a delightful gift basket of goodies, including some of their fabulous goat cheese, so it felt like what with the figs arriving and all, someone up there was trying to tell me something.
I think that might have been something like “please go make some grilled figs stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped with with prosciutto as soon as humanly possible.”
Well, okay then! And you should too…the figs will be gone before we know it.
- 12 good-sized fresh figs
- ¼ cup soft goat cheese
- 12 thin slices prosciutto
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Heat grill to medium high.
- Cut a slit in the side of each fig and gently pull the fig open. Push a spoonful of goat cheese into each fig.
- Wrap each fig with a piece of prosciutto.
- Grill the figs about 1-2 minutes per side until the prosciutto starts to get a little crispy.
- Mix the vinegar and honey together, drizzle over the grilled figs and serve!
Recipe adapted just a little from Taste of the South
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