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Fresh Figs With Prosciutto & Spiced Balsamic

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Fresh Figs with Prosciutto and Spiced Balsamic

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2010-10-23 Appetizer
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Warmed fresh figs are wrapped in prosciutto and arugula and drizzled with an outstanding balsamic vinegar sauce.

  • Servings: 4

Ingredients:

2 Figs, cut into ¼ths
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Honey
Pinch Salt
Pinch Ground Black Pepper
⅛ tsp Garlic Powder
Prosciutto or Other Cured Ham
Arugula

Directions:

1. In a small cup combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper and garlic stirring until the spices have combined well into the vinegar. Rinse both the arugula and figs, cut each fig into 1/4 pieces.

2. Heat a nonstick pan, grill or griddle over medium heat. Place the figs skin down and cook for 2 minutes, drizzle a little of the vinegar mix over each piece. Turn the fig pieces on their sides, cook for another 2 minutes and drizzle a little more vinegar mix. Repeat one more time to cook on the last remaining side. Remove from heat and allow to cool until you can comfortably handle the fig.

3. Place one arugula leaf on top of the fig piece then wrap a piece of prosciutto around the fig and arugula. Repeat until each fig pieces is wrapped. Serve as an appetizer alone or alongside a small salad and baguette.

Helpful Tips:

I have to admit that I like this dish so much that I will just have it as my dinner. I serve it with a small salad made of the extra arugula and balsamic glaze drizzled over it and fresh baked baguette from the corner bakery. Add a glass of your favorite red wine, now that's heavenly!