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Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs

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Just in time for the Christmas party, salty nibbles with a tang - betcha can't eat just one! This recipe comes from Canapes, a lovely book crammed full of fabulous party ideas.

I'm thinking you could plate up 3 or 4 of them on some rocket leaves and drizzle with a little lemon/olive oil dressing, cracked black pepper and some extra Parmesan to make a fabulous starter.

This is my contribution to Waiting for Christmas 2007, being hosted by Francesca. Pop along and add a dish you might want to make for Christmas!

Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs
Adapted from Canapes by Eric Treuille and Victoria Blashford-Snell

5 ripe figs, quartered
About 10 very thin slices of prosciutto, cut into strips
3 oz Parmesan cheese
Black pepper

Use a vegetable peeler to make some Parmesan shavings. Place a couple on each strip of prosciutto.
Place a fig quarter on top and sprinkle with some fresh black pepper.
Roll up and place seam side down on a serving dish. You can secure with a cocktail stick if you prefer.
Sprinkle with some extra grated Parmesan just before serving.

Note: you can also use melon when figs are not in season and substitute blue cheese, or any other cheese, for the Parmesan.

(Printable Recipe)

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11 comments:

Francesca said...

Hi Nicisme, nice to meet you!
Thanks a lot for your partecipation at the Christams event. Your finger food looks deliciuos.

Francesca

maybahay said...

these are gorgeous.
i love the contrasting flavours of the fig and prosciutto. you are right, these would make the perfect starters.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Love your prosciutto figs...as a matter of fact, love your blog!
ronell

Marie said...

Lovely addition to the blogging event Nic. I think it's a fantastic picture! Do I see another Good Looking Blog award in your future! You bet!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Nic, I really like this idea. It looks simple yet elegant - not to mention delicious!

Bellini Valli said...

Can you believe I still have never had a fresh fig. When I see them I always see them in a package...whta if I don't like them??? I really need to take the plunge!!!!!!!!!!

Jeanne said...

Oh, you're killing us over here! These look just too delicious. I adore the fig-prosciutto-parmesan combination and they look so gorgeous! I agree on the starter idea - I did something similar with nectarines over the summer and it was a huge hit.

Julie said...

Two of my favorite ingredients Nic, those look delicious.

Margaret said...

The photograph is wonderful. A very elegant presention. I too have that book and it is a favourite of mine. Happy Christmas and New Year. Mx

nicisme said...

Hi Francesca - I'm looking forward to the round-up!
Maybahay - Thanks so much!
Ronell - Thanks for visiting!
Marie - That would be awesome!
Patricia - Thank you!
Bellini Valli - You will have to make it your New Year's Resolution to try one - you may LOVE them!!
Jeanne - Thank you so much, and I'm going to do the starter thing!
Julie - Hi there - I'm the only one in our household who will eat them - the rest are veggies and the other one who isn't won't eat fruit!
Margaret - There are some great ideas in that book for sure! Merry Christmas to you too!!

ThreeTastes said...

As always, Nic, gorgeous photos, esp. that first one. I can taste those figs from here! : P