Tuesday, September 20, 2011

fig bundles

i get my produce from this great little traveling co-op called bountiful baskets. it's a really good deal and i get my fruits AND veggies for the week. actually, mine usually last two weeks. the catch is, you never know exactly what you're gonna get, but that's also part of the fun. my last basket brought me a surprise. figs. i've never had them before, and i wasn't even sure what they were right off the bat. this is what they look like, just in case you've never seen them either:

being the adventurous person that i am, i was determined to use them. so, i went on a little scavenger hunt and i found some recipes that sounded really good. of course, i never actually follow recipes, so this is my reinterpretation of one of the one that i read.

figs bacon (one slice per fig)
bleu cheese crumbles
sea salt

cut a small slit in the side of each fig, piercing through to the center.
is it just me, or does my hand look really old in this picture?
stuff one average sized (or larger than average is you prefer) crumble of bleu cheese into the slit you just cut.
 seriously! big, old looking, man hands!
now, wrap each stuffed fig with a slice of bacon. the bacon i used was thick cut, thinner might be better in this case.
place wrapped figs on a baking sheet and slide into a 400 degree oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until the bacon browns and begins to crisp up.
let cool slightly on baking sheet, then transfer to a platter. drizzle with honey and sprinkle with sea salt. serve warm.
VOILA! so simple and really delicious!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Made these, except we used goat cheese. MMM HMM, OH YEAH.