Friday, 25 February 2011

Grilled figs with prosciutto

a big hit every time

10 mins prep, 4 min cooking

• Ripe figs, at least 8
• 2 tbls balsamic vinegar
• 2 tbls extra virgin olive oil plus extra for serving
• 12 slices of prosciutto
• Rocket to garnish
• Parmesan cheese shavings & crushed black pepper to serve

Stand figs upright & quarter, not all the way down, ease them open so they make a star shape
Brush with the a mix of balsamic & e v olive oil.
Place figs cut side down on griddle pan & cook for 3-4 minutes alternatively place cut side up & brown under a grill.
Place half the prosciutto on the griddle and cook til crisp, remove & keep warm while cooking the remaining prosciutto
To serve: arrange figs on top of some prosciutto, scatter with parmesan & black pepper & more olive oil, you can cut up small pieces of prosciutto to sprinkle on top too, then some Rocket to garnish & to add a bit of colour

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