Grilled Figs stuffed with Goat Cheese

Featured by Madroña Vineyards in the Gold Wine Club.

Description

An amazing smoked flavor is added to these figs when grilled, stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in prosciutto. Pair it with a glass of Zinfandel.

Yield: 12 Figs
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 6 Minutes

Ingredients


• 12 medium to large fresh figs
• 4-8 oz. of Chevre or soft goat cheese
• 12 slices of prosciutto
• 6 skewers

Instructions


Rinse and dry the figs. Slit open one side of the fig (about 2/3 the length of the side). Take a small amount of goat cheese (1/2-3/4 tsp.) and, using your hands, stuff it through the slit in the fig. Take a slice of prosciutto and wrap it around the fig at least one full time, making sure to cover the slit well.

Using soaked bamboo or metal skewers, skewer two figs onto each skewer. Over medium heat, grill the figs for 3-4 minutes, turning several times, until the prosciutto has cooked down around the fig. Let cool for several minutes! This is very important as the figs retain the heat from the grilling very well.

Enjoy as an appetizer with Madroña’s 2013 Signature Collection “Four Blocks” Zinfandel.



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