Recipe of the week - Baked figs wrapped in prosciutto or Parma ham stuffed with your favourite cheese

October 7, 2014 by Chef Justin from Justin's Food Company

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This time of year, there really are such tasty figs too buy. This simple, but tasty dish works just perfectly as a starter, a nice lunch or a light dinner and will really have you wondering why you had never cooked them before. Baked figs wrapped in prosciutto or Parma ham stuffed with your favourite cheese is a winner with all! Ive used a blue cheese for this recipe but you can fill them with what you like!

You will need.. (Serves 2) :

- 4 nice size figs
- 4 slices Parma or prosciutto ham
- 100g blue cheese
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 drizzles olive or rapeseed oil
- 2 handfuls of rocket or mixed leaves

And the method behind the madness...

-Preheat your oven at 220c or gas mark 5.
- Place your figs upright on a chopping board, using a sharpe knife make 2 cuts into each fig, only cutting half way down and in a cross shape, this allows you to open the fig  up and stuff in the cheese.(use 25g in each fig).
- Once the chesse is in place time to wrap, using 1 slice of ham for each fig( you can always use more than 1 slice all depends on how hungry you are), wrap your ham around the side of the fig so the Chesse is facing upwards.
- Place onto a baking tray, drizzle the figs with a little oil and place into your preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. The ham should be crispy and the cheese melted.
- When ready pop them onto a couple of plates, place a handful of your chosen greens onto each, drizzle them with honey and a little more oil.

Then they are ready to eat and enjoy!!

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