Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese & Mint

Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese & Mint
Photo by Judi Rutz


  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • ½ cup (3-½ to 4 oz.) soft fresh goat cheese
  • 12 fresh Mission figs
  • ½ tsp. very finely chopped fresh thyme (optional)
  • About 6 mint leaves, stacked, rolled into a cylinder, and cut into thin strips
  • 2 Tbs. fresh breadcrumbs
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 1 Tbs. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 12 very thin slices pancetta (1/16 inch or less)

In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese, breadcrumbs, mint, and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Cut the figs nearly in half lengthwise, keeping them attached at the broad end. Hollow the center slightly with your thumb. Stuff each fig with about 1 tsp. of the goat cheese mixture and squeez...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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