In a previous post, I promised you a mouth-watering dish combining Manchego and figs.
I know it has taken long – being the working mom of a 7-month-old adorable monster often complicates my agenda – but yesterday I finally managed to cook this for dinner.
And guess what? The result was so yummy you have to try it to believe me.
Give it a go! This works great both as a dessert or an appetizer, and although super easy, it looks so sophisticated you could even offer it to your most snobbish friends at your next dinner party.
What you need:
- Few fresh figs, stalks removed
- Balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp
- Clear honey, 1 tbsp
- Chopped fresh thyme leaves, 2 tbsp
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Some Manchego cheese, grated
- Using a sharp knife cut a cross into the top of each fig.
- Push the figs down on a chopping board to open them slightly.
- Place the figs in little squares of foil, big enough to make parcels.
- Spoon over the vinegar, honey and thyme, season with salt and pepper.
- Fold the foil over to make little parcels and seal the edges.
- Place the parcels in the oven at medium heat and cook for 8-10 minutes.
- Open the parcels and sprinkle with a generous amount of Manchego.
- Serve and enjoy!