spanish tapas 101: blue cheese stuffed figs w/caramel sauce.

yum yum yummmm.

this recipe is called higos rellenos in spanish ~ such a beautiful language with such beautiful culinary delights.

IMG_0653and there’s a caramel sauce too.  WOAH.  heaven.

directions use fresh or dried figs (i prefer dried) ~ cut figs in half and press a little blue cheese into each half.  press a pecan half on top of the cheese.  wrap each fig with a thin slice of prosciutto, or just lay a piece of pastrami or crispy bacon on top.  or leave the meat off.  the fig and blue cheese are the real stars of this show.  place on a sheet pan and broil for just a minute or two.  serve immediately with this insanely delicious and easy caramel sauce!

caramel sauce cut 1/2 cup butter into small pieces and melt in a saucepan.  stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup heavy cream.  cook over low heat, whisking until everything is melted and blended, about 2 minutes.  stir in 1/4 cup sherry.  serve warm.

just pre-make the figs and pop them in the oven the second your guests arrive.  you can also pre-make the sauce and leave it on the stove top on low.

love these!!!  i hope you try them!  or just come over and make them for you!

 

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