Ok, I can’t help but share this. It made me laugh out loud and I hope it does the same for you. I don’t really follow sports and I’m not a huge football fan unless it’s 2004 (or 2005?!) and the Eagles made the Super Bowl. I’m definitely not a Patriot’s fan (I unwaveringly cheer for the underdog and the Patriots, well, aren’t) and Tom Brady was never that…
attractive to me. But, I keep up with current events to know enough about the whole Deflatagate debacle. Well, Tom Brady just appeared in court for Deflategate and the artist capturing his likeness just had to issue this statement after a public outcry of her depiction of Tom Brady…
“I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is” – Jane Rosenberg, New York artist.
He’s on the far right. I don’t know what the big deal is. I think it’s spot on 😛
haha Anyway! I’ve kinda had this little recipe in my head, trying to decide how exactly I wanted to share it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make it an appetizer, or salad, or keep it just a long skewer. So, I decided to offer you all the above. This is such an easy peasy, throw together, no cook dish. I love it.
Figs are such a fun snack. I’ve only recently began buying figs raw. Although they aren’t super low in carbs, I think of them on similar to grapes or berries. They’re a healthy treat so I don’t mind the increased carb count. If you want to get the carb count even lower, opt for fresh blueberries instead of figs.
Here’s how you make these awesome Prosciutto and Fig Skewers:
I’ve heard that if you soak your skewers in water before you use them you can avoid any splintering. I’m not sure if this is true, but it might be worth a go if you’re up for it.
Cut the little stem nub off the figs. Then, cut the figs into fourths.
Cut the goat cheese into slices, then cut the slices in half.
Cut each prosciutto in half.
Alternate putting the fig, then goat cheese, then prosciutto, then fig, and so on. When you use the goat cheese, you will need to mold it with your fingers into a packed little ball so that you can slowly spear it with your skewer. If you just leave it as is, it will just crumble.
Skewers: If you’re serving them as skewers, maybe with a side salad, just leave as is. I made two skewers per person and served it with a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
Appetizer: You can easily take some little toothpicks and put a fig, goat cheese and prosciutto on each one. Place them on a cute tray and then soak in the oooh and aahs. haha
- 4 wooden skewers
- 4 figs, stems removed and cut in fourths
- 3 oz. goat cheese
- 6 slices prosciutto, cut in half
- 1 oz. spring greens or arugula (optional)
- 2 T. extra virgin olive oil (optional dressing for salad)
- 2 T. balsamic vinegar (optional dressing for salad)
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (optional)
- Soak your skewers for at least 10 minutes before you begin. This helps avoid splintering.
- Cut the stems off the figs. Then, cut the figs into fourths.
- Cut the goat cheese into slices, then cut the slices in half.
- Cut each prosciutto in half.
- Alternate putting the fig, then goat cheese, then prosciutto, then fig, and so onto the skewer.
- When you use the goat cheese, you will need to mold it with your fingers into a packed little ball so that you can really spear it with your skewer. If you just leave it as is, it will just crumble.
- Skewers: If you're just serving them as skewers, maybe with a side salad, just leave as is. I made two skewers per person and drizzled with a balsamic reduction.
- Appetizer: Put a fig, goat cheese and prosciutto on each toothpick. Serve with a balsamic reduction for drizzling or dipping.
- Salad: Combine the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Toss the dressing with some spring greens or arugula. Add some toasted sliced almonds and serve with the skewers on top.
- Balsamic reduction is optional (and very recommended!!) for drizzling if you are serving them as skewers or appetizers.
See? Easy peasy! Enjoy!! xo