Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese
Who doesn't love figs?
12 fresh figs, stems removed
3 oz goat cheese, cut into small pieces (12 pieces)
6-8 slices of thinly sliced prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise
2 tbsp olive oil
Fresh ground pepper
4 cups mixed greens lightly dressed with a vinaigrette
1) Make a slit in each fig from the stem to the base and stuff each with a spoonful of cheese.
2) Wrap each fig tightly with a piece of prosciutto and fasten with a toothpick.
3) Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.
4) Place on a heated grill (on the cooler edge of the grill) or a hot skillet over medium heat. Grill for 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally. They are ready when the fig is heated throughout and the cheese is melted.
5) Remove the toothpicks and serve on individual plates on a small bed of lightly dressed mixed greens.
Note: This recipe was inspired by Chez Papa, a french bistro in San Francisco! You'll start seeing cartons of fresh figs in the grocery store around summer time! They are a bit large to serve as fingerfood (you can't eat them in one bite) and are great as an appetizer salad!
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