Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 - 20 Minutes
Serves: Approximately 4
This is a treat that I came across while on my travels doing the Food Hound: Tidbits series. Albeit I don't know the exact recipe that I came across at the time of discovery - I came up with a version on my own that is similar and just as tasty! It is extremely simple to throw together and requires little to no skill... so don't be afraid to give this baby a whirl and enjoy some delicious flavor behavior of your own! It goes a little something like this:
8 fresh figs, rinsed and patted dry
3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled or cut into 8 large chunks
1 tablespoon honey (I am personally heavy handed with this)
1 tablespoon evoo (extra-virgin olive oil)
Pink Himalayan sea-salt
Preferably fresh ground black pepper
How It's Done
Preheat oven to 425°F. Make sure to trim the stems from figs and then slice them in half lengthwise. Sandwich fig halves with goat cheese; then arrange figs standing up in a heavy-bottom cast-iron skillet. Drizzle over stuffed figs with the evoo and then to your preference with honey. Sprinkle each with the Himalayan sea-salt and black pepper.
Roast until warm and bubbly about 15 to 20 minutes.
**Bonus - If goat cheese isn't your thing, try with cream cheese instead for a different flavor.