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Food and Recipes

Figs with Speck and Gorgonzola

Figs are best when eaten straight from the tree. They are rich in fibre, and are also a good source of iron, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, as well as vitamin K. Figs contain different types of antioxidants and the riper the fig, the more antioxidants it contains. Antioxidants mop up free radicals, which may contribute to the development of cancer, heart disease and the visible signs of aging.

With a good yield, it is time to get creative. This recipe is so easy to do and it could not be tastier... This dish is great as a starter or light lunch.

Here we used speck, but you can use parma ham or any prosciutto to wrap the figs.

Ingredients:

6 Figs
6 Slices of Speck
Gorgonzola Dolce
Olive Oil
Rocket leaves

Method:

1. Make a cross shaped slit with a knife on the top of the figs. Squeeze the bottom of the figs gently so they open up a little.

2. Wrap a slice of speck or parma ham around each fig.

3. Scoop some gorgonzola cheese into the centre of the figs, just enough to cover the centre part.

4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 180ºC, Gas mark 4

5. Serve on a bed of your favourite salad leaves such as rocket and drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil to decorate.

Monday, 25 August 2014    Section: Food and Recipes
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