Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Fig Season

  One of my favourite new restaurants in town is '7 Enoteca'. Click here to see  photos of the décor - beautiful , and their menu - delicious!

This causal but very cool restaurant was our pick last week for dinner. We enjoyed an amazing special-of-the-evening appetizer - Figs stuffed with Mascarpone cheese wrapped in Prosciutto. It tasted even better than it sounds!

I decided to give it a try at home. It was easy, fast and so tasty - a perfect recipe in my opinion.

Four simple ingredients

Cut each fig in quarters. Don't cut through to the bottom so the fig remains whole. Stuff the opening with mascarpone cheese.

 Next wrap each one with prosciutto.

Broil to slightly crisp the meat and warm the fig.

Serve on a plate with greens and drizzle with Balsamic Glaze.

This is a great first course for a dinner party. They can be made ahead of time and stored covered in the fridge. To offer guests food that is delicious, easy and out of the ordinary is always a goal of mine when entertaining. This recipe definitely checks the boxes and will now be part of my entertaining repertoire.

If you come across beautiful figs this season, be sure to give it a try. You won't be disappointed.


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