Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fresh Figs!

It is fig season on the mainland! Here in Hawaii, we have fresh figs all year. This simple appetizer for fresh figs wrapped in prosciutto and stuffed with goat cheese in is both delicious and easy to make. You can also try other cheeses, brie works well too. 

Remove the stem of fresh figs. Any kind of figs works for this, I used black mission figs this time, but I have done this using other varieties. 

Make an X cut ¾ of the way through fresh figs.

Using a small spoon (I use a demitasse spoon) lightly pack the center of the fig with goat cheese. I used Puna Goat Cheese with tomato and basil in these. Add a pistachio or other nut to the cap of the fig.

Wrap in prosciutto, going around the fig at least twice with the prosciutto. 

Place on a hot grill (you can also use a grill pan for this) and turn frequently. You only want to crisp the prosciutto, the inside of the fig remains uncooked and slightly warm.

Serve and enjoy the compliments! 


HSF said...

Thanks Devany, from both me and my family!

MakingSpace said...

Hi, just found your blog on a search about finding fresh figs in Hawaii. Where in Hilo can I find them? Thanks!

Devany said...

Making Space, you can find them at Abundant Life and at Island Naturals. Abundant life usually has two kinds and gets new shipments on Fridays.

MakingSpace said...

Thank you! I'm going to try some this weekend!