Grilled Figs & Goat Cheese

An inspired combination of fresh Figs, fresh Thyme, fresh Basil and Pancetta but also honey makes this Italian style Appetizer an unexpected change from the familiar. Follow it at laclassedecuisine.com !

Ingredients for 6 People:

  • 1/2 Cup soft fresh Goat cheese
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 big fresh Figs
  • 12 thin slices pancetta
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil and thyme.

In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

Cut the figs nearly in half lengthwise, keeping them attached at the board end. Hollow the center slightly with your thumb. Stuff each fig with about 1 tsp. of goat cheese mixture and squeeze gently to close.

Wrap two slices of pancetta around each fig, overlapping them. Refrigerate until ready to grill.

Heat the oven to grill and grill the figs to crisp the pancetta and to warm the figs and cheese, 8 to 10 minutes.

Transfer the figs to a serving dish. Combine the honey with your basil and thyme and drizzle over the figs. Serve with good, crusty bread and… Bon Appétit !

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