Tested till perfect Grilled Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto

Grilled Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto

This inspired appetizer comes from our newest cookbook, Canadian Living Cooks. Serve it on its own or add it to an antipasto platter.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2003

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  • Portion size 8 pieces

Ingredients

  • 4 4fresh black figfresh black figs or fresh green figs
  • 4 thin slices 4thin slicesprosciutto
  • 8 8large fresh basil leaffresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups 2cupstorn frisée lettuce
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 oz 3/4ozParmigiano Reggiano cheese, shaved
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Preparation

Halve figs; cut prosciutto slices in half lengthwise. Wrap basil leaf then prosciutto piece around each fig. Place on plate; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 8 hours.)

Brush fig packages with oil; place on greased grill over medium-low heat or on grill pan over medium-high heat; close lid or cover and grill, turning once, until warmed through and prosciutto is barely browned around edges, about 2 minutes. Arrange frisée on serving platter; top with fig packages. Drizzle with vinegar; sprinkle with cheese.

Additional information :

Tips

For an attractive antipasto platter, serve figs alongside 6 slices meat (such as hot or sweet salami or hot or sweet cured meat, such as capocollo), thinly sliced; 1 jar (370 mL) marinated roasted red peppers, quartered; 1 jar (170 mL) marinated artichoke hearts; and 1/2 cup (125 mL) each green and black olives. Or look at an Italian market for ready-made antipasti, such as grilled eggplant and bocconcini cheese. Reduce the frisée to 1 cup (250 mL), if desired.

You can substitute peeled slices of fresh mango for the figs.

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 58 pro 2g total fat 3g sat. fat 1g
carb 6g fibre 1g chol 4mg sodium 98mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 2 vit A 4 vit C 3
folate 9
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