BACON-WRAPPED POACHED FIGS

BACON-WRAPPED POACHED FIGS
Blue cheese and dark chocolate pairing?
Heavenly!
Add to that some crisp bacon and figs…
…is there a beyond heaven?
Put that chardonnay on ice baby,
we’re dining tonight!
BACON-WRAPPED POACHED FIGS
12 figs
2 tbsp chocolate balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup blue cheese
12 slices bacon
Cook bacon until almost done but not crispy.
Set aside to drain on paper towelling
Poach figs in a small amount of water until soft and swollen.
Remover from liquid and set aside until cool enough touch.
Make a small slice lengthwise in each (about halfway through)
Stuff each fig with a small amount of cheese.
Wrap each with a bacon slice and secure with a toothpick.
Brush each liberally on all sides with vinegar.
Place on hot grill, turning to crisp the bacon.
Brush from time to time with extra vinegar.
Serve warm.

 

 

 
GALLEY KAT NOTES
The first time I made these, I poached the figs in the vinegar
and wrapped each with a half slice of bacon.
I found the sweetness of the figs and vinegar was too intense
and the fig/bacon ratio was lacking.
By just basting with the chocolate balsamic vinegar
and wrapping in a whole bacon slice,
I achieved the perfect sweet, salty balance.

 

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