There’s a running joke in our house. Whenever my dad likes something – flank steak, a filet of tilapia, new grill gadgets, Irish cheddar, even wine – it is, without fail, from Costco. And now, thanks to my mom’s latest procurement, we can add fresh figs to that list.
I love to support local farm stands and markets whenever possible, but even I couldn’t argue spending $1.50 on one lonely fig when Costco was practically giving them away at $7 for two dozen. But alas, I ended up shelling out $8 for goat cheese at the farmer’s market down the street. Further proof that I am destined to waste ¾ of my salary on food. Though I’d be more than happy to cut my defective cable (and consequently the bill) if it means having the aroma of these babies wafting through the kitchen. Ya hear that, Time Warner??
About 12 fresh figs, sliced in half length-wise
About 3 ounces goat cheese
5-6 slices of prosciutto, cut into long strips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Arrange figs cut-side up on a baking sheet lined with foil. Top each fig half with about a teaspoon of goat cheese, and wrap with a strip of prosciutto. Bake for 15-20 minutes until prosciutto is crisped and goat cheese starts to caramelize.
Allow figs to cool for a few minutes, and then move to serving platter. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey. Best served warm.