Marinated figs with prosciutto, mozzarella & basil

Marinated figs with prosciutto, mozzarella & basil

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(5 ratings)

Ready in 45 minutes - 1 hour

Easy

Makes 16
These cute bites are a sophisticated step up from the old favourite of cheese and pineapple on sticks

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal61
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.05g
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Ingredients

  • 2 large or 4 small ripe figs

    Fig

    fig

    Although not juicy, the fig is an incredibly luscious fruit, with a delicate aroma and sweet…

  • 3 tbsp basil-infused oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 8 slices prosciutto, halved lengthways

    Prosciutto

    proh-shoo-toe

    Prosciutto is sweet, delicate ham intended to be eaten raw. The word 'prosciutto' is the…

  • 16 bocconcini (baby mozzarella balls)
  • 16 medium-sized basil leaves

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 16 short wooden skewer

Method

  1. Cut the figs into 16 wedges and sit them in a non-metallic bowl. Mix together the oil and vinegar, then pour it over the figs. Season well with salt and pepper, and leave to marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

  2. When the figs have marinated, thread each wedge on to a wooden skewer with some prosciutto, mozzarella and a basil leaf. The order in which you thread them is entirely up to you.

  3. Once you have made all 16, sit them on a plate and drizzle over the remaining marinade. Serve at room temperature rather than straight from the fridge, so all the flavours are at their best.

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Comments (6)

jo_louise79's picture
5

Used at Easter, and they were a big hit!

pippachoc's picture
5

Delicious! Fresh, and tasty.

yvonnetomlins's picture
5

Very good & yummy! Always goes down well - has been the talking point after a party. One of my favourites.

karenwin's picture

Great combination of flavours. Used for a Wedding & went down a treat!

nadisig's picture
5

Excellent! Good flavours

juliepomeroy's picture
5

Excellent - used several times for parties and always goes down well. Very easy to make. Use chunks of buffalo mozzarella if you prefer.

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