bacon wrapped figs
stuffed with goat cheese...Getting creative in the kitchen. (Hubs gets the credit for the title of this post. He is so clever when well-fed. ;) It's been a while since I've felt the urge to try a new recipe, but the fig tree in our yard has been a favorite of the birds, so I figured I'd try to beat them to the ripe ones. I've probably eaten two figs in my whole life before this, so it was a long shot. I found this yummy looking recipe on Food.com (posted by SkinnyMinnie)and tweaked it a bit:
I'm sure it would be ever so delicious with real bacon, but I used turkey bacon (the Oscar Meyer brand doesn't taste like cardboard, I promise.) I don't own a melon-baller, so I used a tiny measuring spoon. I left out the lemon and olive oil. And the extra scoops of fig flesh went straight into my mouth- just to be sure they were nice and ripe, of course.
The recipe was easy to make, although a bit messy. It served up beautifully on a broad fig leaf and made for a tasty appetizer. I'm a big fan of sweet and savory blends. Hubby approved, but he likes anything bacon flavored. I'm officially on fig watch!