No, not a Newton or a candy-like dried fig, but a real, fresh fig?
Neither had I, until a box of five fresh figs called my name from the organic produce shelf last month. I searched the deli for a complimentary ingredient, and a few slices of prosciutto seemed to be a good fit.
These three simple ingredients create an appetizer of stunning elegance.
When the figs are grilled, they take on a luscious, buttery texture that is a perfect compliment to the thin, salty, crisp, grilled prosciutto. A drizzle of balsamic puts this dish over the top.
Find a few figs near you, and prepare to be amazed!
Grilled Proscuitto-Wrapped Figs
5 fresh figs
5-7 thin slices prosciutto
1 T. balsamic vinegar
Wash, dry and quarter figs. Wrap each fig quarter in a piece of prosciutto so the fruit is wrapped once or twice. Don't be exact. Do wrap artfully.
Grill figs over medium-high heat for about five minutes, until the prosciutto is crisp, but the figs aren't overlooked.
Serve immediately with a glass of wine and friends.