Figlicious!

While perusing the produce aisle at Trader Joe's today, I was delighted to see that figs are in season!  I eat a lot of fruit and easily get bored of the same staple (berries, oranges, apples) so I'm always on the lookout for the in-season fruit to snack on.  I love the sweet taste and unique texture of figs.  Plus, they're high in fiber and easy to digest.  Here's one of my favorite recipes:


Prosciutto wrapped figs and blue cheese:

Ingredients

  • 8 Black Mission figs
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, cut into cubes
  • 8 prosciutto (thinly sliced, cut in half lengthwise)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat grill. You will need medium to high heat for grilling. The key is to crisp the prosciutto quickly and leave the blue cheese just melted with the inner part of the fig cool in temperature.
Cut the figs in half and place a piece of blue cheese on each fig half. Wrap the prosciutto around each fig half, covering the cheese. The ends of the prosciutto should overlap.
Grill each piece until the prosciutto begins to color and crisp, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from grill, lightly drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with sea salt and pepper. Serve warm.

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