Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Garden Of Edward

This year my father's garden is chock-full of figs. My preferred way of eating them is to pluck one off the tree and sink my teeth in. However, this year my family has taken to throwing them on the grill--an equally tasty treat. Recently, when the invitees for a party went from 6 to 12 overnight we realized  that due to bar-b-que logistics it would be impossible to grill our planned appetizer outside. So I took to the kitchen and made this very tasty treat.

10 figs
Olive oil
2 tablespoons Honey
5 ounces Blue Cheese (crumbly)

Preheat the oven to 400°F

Wash the figs and pat them dry. Cut them in half. Place the figs onto a pan brushed with olive oil.  Brush olive oil onto each fig. Season with salt and bake for 8 minutes.

Drizzle figs with honey. Bake for 3 minutes until they become golden and caramelized. Remove from heat and let cool for a couple of minutes. Place about 1 teaspoon of blue cheese on each fig.  The warm figs will soften the cheese.  

Serve immediately