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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Figs and Prosciutto

Sweet and delicious, figs make the perfect pairing for a thin slice of Prosciutto di Parma -- which, by the way, is nitrate-free and low in saturated fat. Get more healthy holiday recipes

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • servings: 8
Photography: Kirsten Strecker

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Ingredients

  • 8 (about 1 ounce each) paper-thin slices prosciutto
  • 8 fresh, ripe figs, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish
  • 2 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved into strips with vegetable peeler

Cook's Note

If you can't find aged balsamic vinegar, which is sweeter than regular balsamic, combine 1/3 cup regular balsamic with 1 teaspoon sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to 2 tablespoons, about 6 minutes.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Arrange prosciutto in overlapping slices on a large platter. Place figs beside prosciutto, drizzle with vinegar, and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.

  2. Step 2

    Sprinkle the Parmesan shavings over prosciutto and figs.

Source
Body+Soul, November/December 2006

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