Friday, August 20, 2010

Grill Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs

The fig fest continues over at chez Good Appetite....
Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Figs & Marscapone
Currently, we are stove & oven-less* leaving only the grill to cook our meals. So after Matt grilled some salmon & fennel for dinner, we turned some fresh figs into an easy grilled dessert.

This is such a simple dish but I think makes for a pretty presentation. Plus its wonderful when you don't want to heat up your kitchen baking a dessert. No real recipe here but here are the steps to make it.

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Mascarpone

1. Slice ripe figs in half & remove stems.
2. Wrap prosciutto around the figs & secure with a toothpick
3. Grill the wrapped figs until they are warm & the prosciutto starts to crisp.
4. Serve the figs while warm with mascarpone cheese.

I didn't sweeten the mascarpone this time but, next time I serve it for dessert I will with a little honey (because honey & figs, so yum.). With the unsweetened cheese this dish could also be easily served as an appetizer or cheese course.

Don't forget to enter to win your own bounty of fresh & dried figs from the CA Fig Advisory Board! Tomorrow Honey, Fig & Pistachio Ice Cream....

* Our old stove died almost two weeks ago (Less than 5 year old stove & the cost to fix it isn't worth it, what a waste). We bought a new one & it is sitting in the kitchen but in Minneapolis you have to get a permit & have a licensed installer out for a gas stove. We have one coming this afternoon & I can't wait to get back to normal cooking.

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Jacky Hackett said...

Ohhh, those look delicious!

Lo said...

These look fantastic -- and now that we have a local artisan in Milwaukee who makes fantastic prosciutto, I'm even more excited! Keep those delicious fig recipes coming :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

I've never tried figs with marscapone cheese. I adore these sweet jammy bundles contrasted with a salty well aged prosciutto, and the marscapone must add a nice rich touch.

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Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer said...

I admit I have never tried figs, so I am very intrigued and must now go find some. Sat morning will be a Fig Hunt!

Alicia Foodycat said...

One of the best meals Paul & I ever shared had a starter of figs stuffed with gorgonzola and mascarpone and wrapped in proscuitto, grilled and then drizzled with balsamic syrup. SO good.

Good luck with the new stove!

grace said...

fig fest--what fun! meanwhile, i'm not sure i could survive two weeks or even two days without a stove, so kudos to ya'll--stay strong! :)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

This looks fantastic. I wish I had a grill.

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