Grilled Figs with Soft Cheese and Honey Dressing
Figs are my favourite fruit – as soon as I know they’re ripening I get all excited and start thinking of what I can make when I get my hands on some. Here is one of my absolute favourite ways to eat them. I’ve converted more than one person who’d never eaten a fig before into loving figs by serving them this dish. Try using different cheeses – blue, feta and cream cheese are all pretty good.
- 12 ripe figs, washed and halved
- 100g soft goat’s cheese or feta cheese
- 3 cups rocket leaves
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or honeygar
- 1 tablespoon runny honey
Preheat the oven grill or barbecue until it’s good and hot.
Smear a little goat’s cheese into the centre of each fig half. Place figs on a baking tray (or on the barbecue grill) and cook for about 10 minutes until they turn slightly soft and the cheese has melted gorgeously.
Place figs on a large platter with the rocket leaves. Combine the dressing ingredients, then spoon over the figs and leaves.
John Hawkesby’s wine recommendation
Woollaston Mahana 2010