Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey is a classic Mediterranean dish. This is a very simple and delicious appetizer dish to make – sometimes the simplest recipes are the best recipes. These outstanding figs could also be served as an appetizer or a dessert. In fact, they are equally good for breakfast or dinner. If you love figs, like I do, then you will pop these onto your grill immediately. Just make sure your figs are ripe. Give them a try!
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Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey Recipe:
Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey Recipe
12 fresh figs
1 small package of mild goat cheese
12 grape leaves (bottled grape leaves), drained and rinsed*
* To use fresh grape leaves: Grape leaves are best picked from grape vines in the Spring, while they are still tender. Select young whole, medium leaves. NOTE: Be sure and pick them before the first spray as some sprays are toxic. Most of the sprays used today are non-toxic and water soluble, but sulfur taste is not what you want on your grapes. Pick approximately 1 1/2 pounds of fresh leaves which are the same as one jar of preserved leaves. Using scissors, cut off the stems and either soak in very hot water for 15 minutes to soften or blanch grape leaves until they are soft (the time will depend on the leaves - fresh ones will only take a minute).
Remove stems from figs. Using a small sharp knife open up the fig from the top to about the middle with an X-cut. Place a small amount of goat's cheese into the opening. Fill figs with goat cheese by squeezing a small amount of cheese into the bottom of each fig. The figs will plump up when filled.
Wrap each fig with a grape leaf and place 2 to 3 figs on each skewer.
Place fig skewers on a hot grill and cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes, turning once.
Remove from grill; drizzle with honey before serving.