Thursday, September 6, 2012
Prosciutto Wrapped Fig Goodness
Last week, while at my parent's house, I must admit that we pilfered a bit from my neighbor Kim and Ken's garden (Kim and Ken, if you're reading, we thank you!). Actually, let me rephrase that...my parents were taking care of their garden while they were on vacation and they offered for us to take advantage of their ripening fruits and veggies. The figs were especially gorgeous and totally ready to eat, so we picked a whole bunch, not yet knowing what we'd do with them.
After some deliberation, as I thought about how to prepare these (I originally wanted to make a fig crostata), I found an easy recipe on the Food Network website for prosciutto wrapped figs. Not only did they sound absolutely scrumptious, they were also pretty easy to prepare and needed only three simple ingredients including the figs themselves, goat cheese and prosciutto. The rest was left to the oven gods who made this into a warm, decadent and savory creation.
I brought this to a Labor Day BBQ at my brother and sister-in-laws and they literally disappeared in about 5 minutes. Even picky eaters couldn't resist. I hope you won't either.
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Recipe courtesy of The Food Network