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Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Kristopher Artz October,2013 No Comments

When you’re hanging out and talking about grilling different foods, I’m sure Figs are one of the last things that comes to mind, especially when you’re camping, but I hope to change that. This is an appetizer that is easy to make,  doesn’t take up much room in your cooler, and most importantly, is delicious.

Finished Fig

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Figs
  • 1 Package Prosciutto
  • Olive Oil
  • Tooth Picks
  • Fresh Rosemary -This Ingredient could be optional, but it really adds something to the recipe. Also, you can use it in place of toothpicks.

Wash the figs at home.  Trim the little stems off.  Pat dry with a towel, and pack them into a crush-proof container. Since Figs are fruit, they don’t need to be kept in a cooler, just in the shade or as cool as possible. When you’re ready to prepare them, brush some olive oil onto each fig.  Wrap a Prosciutto slice around the fig.  Take your toothpick to secure the Prosciutto in place. My preferred method is to take a Rosemary sprig and peel off the lower needles/leaves so that the  stem is bare. Use this to secure the Prosciutto in place.  Next, make sure your grill is hot.  Place the Figs on the grill for 7 to 10 minutes.  Grill them while turning frequently until the prosciutto is crispy and brown like cooked bacon.

figs ready for the grill

 

figs on the grill

Serve immediately and but be careful when eating because the Fig middles get really hot. In my opinion, the hot, sweet fig middles and the salty Prosciutto create the perfect pairing, and this is definitely an appetizer that will turn heads, especially when you’re camping.

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