August is a fig’s season at the Riviera. Large violet fruits fall down straight from the trees, causing blood-red spots. They are everywhere! Delicious to be eaten raw they are awesome when cooked as well! Confit and jams, snacks, sauces and even served as a side dish to meat, especially duck and foie gras.
We’ll share with you a recipe of figs baked with blue cheese. Sounds yumy, isn’t it?
Cooking time: 15 minutes
8 ripe figs
200 g smoked bacon
100 g Roquefort
50 g of crushed nuts (best Pecan)
2 tbsp. of honey
Preheat the oven to 250-300ºS. Cover the oven-tray with baking paper. Put there the figs, cut in half. Put the finely chopped and pre-fried bacon, Roquefort cheese slices, sprinkle with ground nuts and put in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Then get them out of the oven, gently pour the honey directly on the baking sheet. Put the roasted figs on toasted slices of baguette. Pour more honey and serve with your favorite red wine! Bon appetit!