Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese and Pecans
These delicious grilled proscuitto-wrapped figs with blue cheese and pecans are an ideal accompaniment to many kinds of wine.
- 12 fresh black Mission figs, stems removed
- 2 ounces blue cheese, cut into 12 equal pieces
- 6 pecan halves, broken in half lengthwise
- 6 thin slices proscuitto, 2 to 3 ounces, cut in half lengthwise
- Olive oil, for brushing
- Honey, for serving
Place 12 skewers (4 inches each) in water to soak for at least 10 minutes. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
Slice the figs through the center vertically without cutting all the way through. Carefully open each fig, and place a slice of cheese and a pecan piece inside each. Gently squeeze figs to enclose the cheese. Wrap figs horizontally with a strip of proscuitto and skewer to secure. Brush the figs with oil and place on the grill. Cook, just until grill marks begin to appear, about 1 1/2 minutes. Turn and repeat with opposite side.
Transfer to a serving platter, and lightly drizzle with honey. Serve warm or at room temperature.