Buen Sabor – Cooking with Ana and Amelia
Submitted by admin on August 12, 2009 - 1:00 pm
A Quick and Easy Fresh and Fig Salad, watch the video:
Amelia Winslow’s Recipe:
1 pint fresh figs (if you can find a mixture of green & black figs, all the better)
1 handful of fresh basil leaves, gently torn
2 oz soft goat cheese, crumbled with your fingers
2 slices prosciutto, sliced into ribbons
Generous drizzle of good quality balsamic vinegar
Cut the stems off the figs, slice them in half, and place them on a medium-sized
platter. Sprinkle the basil & goat cheese over the figs, then add the prosciutto ribbons
and drizzle the whole thing with balsamic vinegar.
Note: If you don’t want to buy expensive balsamic vinegar, you can create your own
balsamic syrup with the cheap stuff. Simply bring 1 cup vinegar to a gentle boil and
let it cook until it has reduced to ½ a cup of liquid. Let cool and this is your syrup!
Just make sure not to forget about it on the stove, it will burn & adhere to the bottom
of the pan easily.