14 hours ago
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Here they are, for a few short weeks only.....my beloved figs!
My fig tree is doing very well this summer, and I am hoping to beat out the squirrels and birds!
This is my new favorite appetizer of the summer (I always have one!).
Sad, that I can only eat these for about 4 weeks, since figs have the shortest season in NJ (what doesn't?).
These are so easy to put together.
Marinate some sliced fresh figs (Black Mission is my favorite) in a few tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar, a few tablespoons of olive oil and sea salt & pepper. (Use a non-reactive glass or porcelain bowl, not metal). Let the figs sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.
Thread wooden skewers with little bocconcini (mozzarella balls), speck (which is smoked prosciutto), a marinated fig half and a fresh basil leaf.
Just before serving, pour the reserved marinade over the skewers. Serve at room temperature for maximum flavor.
Happy happy figgy summer. :)