Sunday, October 22, 2006
Continuing the goat cheese and fig theme, we tried another appetizer yesterday. Although these too were very good, they were in the unenviable position of following the spectacular appetizer from Friday and they didn't quite measure up. The consensus was that the prosciutto rolls were better.
But, just because they weren't as delicious as the prosciutto rolls doesn't mean these weren't wonderful in their own right. It was once again a nice balance of sweet and salty - sweet coming from the figs and shallots which are simmered in a Port wine and thyme sauce and salty from the goat cheese. They are easy to assemble and the fig jam can be made ahead of time.
Overall, our first experiments with figs were a great success. While searching Epicurious, I saw quite a few other recipes involving figs and/or goat cheese - I will have to go back and see if I can find a few more gems to try.
Tags: figs, goat cheese, appetizer, Epicurious, recipe