Its been years since Want Food Ideas evolved from a small catering business to regular cooking classes in my home. The prevalence of cooking on television has exposed us to a huge array of options and better knowledge of cuisines and ingredients. I say if it encourages more people to get into the kitchen, then fabulous.
At the insistence of my loyal students and friends I’ve revived the Want Food Ideas brand to bring you my favourite recipes, tried and true – ready for easy entertaining.
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Grilled Figs with Goat’s Cheese and Proscuitto
The best thing about cooking for me, is making the most of the ingredients I have at hand. Yesterday I found some figs in the fridge that needed eating so came up with this simple, but delicious recipe. My husband, son and his friends were my taste testers and gave it a big tick of approval. Figs are in season now so make the most of them.
Fig Vino Cotto (available at any good deli)
Hold each fig with your index finger and
thumb with the top pointing up. Use a sharp knife to make a crossed incision
stopping about 1/3 of the way down the body of the fig, ensuring there is
enough space for the goat’s cheese to rest in the fig. Wrap each fig in half a
slice of prosciutto and secure with toothpicks. Place on paper lined tray and
grill bake in the oven 175 degrees for 5-7mins.
Remove from oven and transfer to serving
dish, drizzle with Fig Vino Cotto to finish and serve immediately.