Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rosie Makes A Fig Appetizer.

My fig tree is producing for the first time.
I've already come up with
a lovely, velvety, warm fig sauce for pork.

Today I'm making fig appetizers.
My ingredients:
bleu cheese
fresh rosemary

Slice the figs in half.

Top each half with a little bleu cheese.

Wrap in prosciutto.

Drizzle a little honey over each fig.

Top with fresh rosemary.

Run under the broiler at 400 degrees
until prosciutto crisps.

 Serve warm.


Woodduck said...

Sounds interesting. My fig tree is three years old this summer and still no figs. What to do?
Nags Head

Woodduck said...

I blamed it on heat/dry last year but with all the rain this year I'm clueless. Even put a couple of bluefish in the ground, there.

Kathy said...

Bill did these on the grill for me once. They were heavenly!

Lea said...

Oh, those look GOOD. I've never really eaten a fig other than in Newton form (shame), but they LOOK tasty.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Woodduck, last year Mr. Hawthorne and I went to Island Farm in Manteo. If you haven't done so yet, you should. Anyhoos, I noticed their fig trees. They all had oyster shells around the circumference of the tree. So I went home and did the same. Go figger.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Oh Woodduck, that's the best use for bluefish I've ever heard. Hee!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Lea, I loved all the sweet and savory going on here. Just a very nice fusion of flavors. Once again, I achieved synergy.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Kathy, I do believe these would be divine on the grill.

tortietat said...

Woodduck, according to older folks in this area, fig bushes won't produce unless planted against the south facing side of a building. I work in a historical restoration where there are many 18th and 19th century buildings, and a good number of them have huge fig bushes on their south sides.

-bro. Rob said...

Fig trees are funny creatures - we live up north oof you in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, not far from the West Virginia border, and I currently have 26 fig trees. I sure agree that planting near to a southerly-facing wall of a house or other building is a great location to get lots of fresh, ripe figs, but a bit of miracle grow fertilizer never hurt any, either. Give them time and throw logs or dirt around their roots to try to prevent freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw cycles during the cold weather. A long, deep freeze is not as bad as a continuing freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw cycle - that will prevent good things from fig trees.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Thanks for the info, Rob.

Woodduck said...

Thanks, both! I'll have a new spot for our oyster shells!