Friday, August 7, 2009

Tis The Season




That's right, it is fresh fig season! Fig season is so short (August-October) don't let it pass you by. If you happen by my house during fig season, you will very likely be served this luscious snack. This is a "no-recipe" recipe. The kind that you just throw together for friends or family and as their eyes roll back in their heads you say, "Oh, this? It's nothing..." But oh, is it something.

And if you enjoy this outside, early on a summer evening with a chilled glass of wine, you can thank me later.


FIGS WITH PROSCIUTTO, GOAT CHEESE AND HONEY

1 loaf of crusty French bread
spreadable goat cheese
fresh figs, sliced
Prosciutto
honey

Slice bread and spread with goat cheese. Pile on the prosciutto. Top with sliced figs and drizzle with honey.


Tips: Figs-take good care of these little babies. They don't last long so try to eat them the day you bring them home or refrigerate to avoid mold. I used Black Mission figs which have dark, purplish skin when ripe. Use any variety you can find. If you don't have goat cheese, you can use mascarpone cheese or even cream cheese. Want to gild the lily? Use an exotic honey like Truffle Honey.



2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the recipe -- we have had this twice in the last week -- YUM!

Sarajane said...

Hi Meredith. It's Susu. Great recipe! My father was born and Sicily and adores figs. He even has a fig tree outside his home in Hilton Head, SC. Can't wait to serve him this recipe. I love you web site and am dying to sample some of your mouth watering treats. Love, Susu