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Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese recipe

Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese.

An elegant first course of blue cheese-stuffedfresh figs, wrapped in prosciutto, baked just until the prosciuttois slightly crisp, served on a bed of arugula tossed with a simplelemon and olive oil vinaigrette, and garnished with sliveredtoasted almonds. Recipe by Chef Michael Symon.

Recipe: Prosciutto-WrappedFigs with Blue Cheese

18 fresh figs, cut in half
1 cup (6 ounces) blue cheese, softened
18 slices prosciutto ham, cut 1/16-inch thick by 2 inches wide
1 1/2 cups arugula leaves
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

  • Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°).
  • Scoop a small amount out of the centerof each fig half and fill equally with the blue cheese. Put thehalves back together and wrap each fig with prosciutto. Bakeuntil the prosciutto begins to crisp, about 4 minutes. Removefrom the oven and set aside.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice and oliveoil and toss with the arugula. Place three warm figs on eachplate. Place 1/4 cup of arugula in the center. Sprinkle withthe almonds and serve.

    Makes 6 servings.

    Recipe and photograph courtesy of WisconsinMilk Marketing Board, Inc.

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