Jun 11, 2009

Fresh Figs

Figs are the BEST summertime treat. Never prepared them before? Here are a few ideas (you'll wow your friends...and your tastebuds):

  1. Slice figs in half and roast on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from oven, crumble some fresh goat cheese over them, then top with thinly sliced ribbons of prosciutto and drizzle with thick balsamic vinegar. You won't know whether this is dinner or dessert!
  2. Prepare a platter with some halved fresh figs (the inside is too pretty not to display), a big wedge of good blue cheese (I like Point Reyes Blue), and some crusty bread. YUM.
  3. Toss some baby greens -- any sort -- with a light balsamic vinaigrette. Top the dressed greens with sliced figs & chopped walnuts.
Enjoy! And remember, figs aren't available for very long, so take advantage while you can!

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