Figs with prosciutto

Figs with prosciutto

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(6 ratings)

Ready in 5 minutes


A super-quick, delicious fig and prosciutto dish, great for a starter or snack

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  • ripe figs



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

  • balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • prosciutto



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

  • shaved parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • fresh mint or rocket leaves



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  1. Halve the figs lengthways and put them, cut side down, without oil, in a hot griddle pan (or heavy-based frying pan) for 1 minute until charred. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and salt and black pepper to taste, and, while still warm, wrap each half in a little piece of prosciutto.

  2. Serve as canapés or a starter, garnished with shaved parmesan and fresh mint or rocket leaves.

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OLOV's picture
21st Aug, 2017
Very delicious Italian starter! I've used balsamic cream instead of balsamic vinegar and it worked much better.
5th Sep, 2013
I followed the recipe and it was ok but that was all. The figs I had were in perfect condition because they are in season where I live so I feel like I wasted them because I didn't enjoy the dish like I expected to. Perhaps I need to change my balsamic....I can't work out why I didn't seem to get the right balance between sweetness of the figs and the acidity of the balsamic when this combination of ingredients should be perfect. Will try again!
14th Feb, 2013
Katie that's a great idea like yourself I never follow either with some recipes... I'm going to exactly the same as you my son loves figs... Cheers!
2nd Sep, 2011
As ever I didnt follow the recipe to the letter! I wrapped the figs in parma ham, popped onto a baking tray, drizzled with honey and olive oil and a good sprinkle of salt and pepper and cooked in the oven 190c for about 10 mins and they were just divine, melt in the mouth divine!
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