Monday, September 14, 2009

Figs with Jamon Serrano & Goat's Cheese

It's not easy to get good-quality figs in Estonia. But when you see them, you crab them straight away and make something delicious. Like this simple, yet elegant starter, for instance. The figs are from Turkey, and they were huge, beautiful, fragrant and delicious.

Figs with Jamon Serrano & Goat's Cheese
(Viigimarjad Serrano singi ja kitsejuustuga)
Serves 4

4 large ripe figs
about 75 g soft goat's cheese
4 thin slices of Jamon Serrano or other cured ham
runny honey
fresh thyme
freshly ground black pepper

Rinse the figs, pat dry and cut almost into quarters, leaving the base intact. Place on a serving tray, opening the figs slightly.
Cut the cheese into chunks, divide between the figs. Place a piece of ham onto each fig.
Drizzle with runny honey, garnish with a thyme leaf or two and grind some black pepper on top.


Kajakas said...

mmmmm, kui isuäratav

Anonymous said...

Ma jätaksin singi ära ja sööksin ainult juustuga. Küpseid viigimarju on nii raske leida.

Ragne said...

oi jummel kui isuäratav. Need viigimarjad lausa lunivad enda söömist!

Tokyo Girl said...

I happened to come across your blog whilst perusing the internet for food blogs. So glad to have found it! This fig recipe sounds amazing!!

I just started a food blog muyself - would love for you to visit when you have a chance!

ChichaJo said...

You are lucky to have snagged these gorgeous figs! We never get them over here :(

Anonymous said...

ja kust siis Eestis küpseid viigimarju leiab? Sõin neid mõni päev tagasi Piedmontes...mmmm.

Alina said...

Hey, so you still can get some ripe figs in Estonia?! Here in Riga they are always sooo green and hard! :( Which supermarket did you buy them in?! I might check it out next time I'm in EE :)

Esme said...

These look great-I have made figs before with goat cheese and bacon and then baked them.