Figs! Blue Cheese! Creme Fraiche! Prosciutto! Does it get better than this???

So Monday was my birthday, and as Q does each year, she put on a magnificent spread of food for me. I wish she would do it more often. I’m going to only post one dish here now as a taster. I love figs so much, seriously one of my favourite fruits. I’ve even created a sauce out of it that has now won an award. I also love making fig jam and salads also.

I’m hopefully going to post a fig salad on here very soon when I make one. Gotta love figs, but wish they had a longer season! Dried figs just aren’t the same as fresh figs! I don’t believe there are enough fig recipes online. They are also not easy to find. You usually have to go to a farmer’s market to get some. I got mine from Vergone’s on Pinjarra Rd, just outside of Mandurah.

I also love prosciutto. Lately there has been a lot of attention given to the Spanish equivalent jamon which i also think is really nice, but for the purpose of this dish the prosciutto certainly sufficed. I also love prosciutto in pasta dishes or with poached eggs. It goes really nice with a poached egg and asparagus salad.

She made a plate of these figs with blue cheese, prosciutto and toasted walnuts from Belinda Jeffery’s 100 Favourite Recipe Cookbook. AMAZING!

Recipe:

  1. 100g Blue Cheese (Q used blue castello)
  2. 100g creme fraiche
  3. 12 Figs (I bought both purple and green figs as they have different flavours. They are different to the black genoa figs im growing. Unfortunately I only really have enough room for one fig tree right now)
  4. Handful toasted walnuts
  5. 4 slices prosciutto sliced into fine strips
  6. Extra Virgin Olive Oil to drizzle on top
  7. Salt and black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Mash blue cheese and mix in creme fraiche
  2. Halve figs and place them on plates. If they aren’t balanced you can slice some off the bottom to make it flat.
  3. Ass blue cheese mixture, add some walnuts, small pile of prosciutto strips and drizzle them with olive oil. The picture shows the finished product.

I was angry she only made one plate 😛 so I got her to make a few more for me. YUM!!!

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