A Recipe for the Grill That Never Goes Out of Season

Summer may be waning, but the grilling season continues.

Petite Sirah, Zinfandel or a bold red blend would match nicely with this dish, which makes a wonderful starter course. This recipe makes enough to fill a party pass-around platter.



* 6 to 8 large ripe figs

* Small wedge of Gorgonzola cheese, cut into cubes

* Extra virgin olive oil

* Aged balsamic vinegar

* Salt and pepper to taste

* Crackers


1. Trim fig tops and cut each open half-way down the middle. (Note: Do not cut into pieces.)

2. Add olive oil, salt and pepper to cut figs.

3. Grill on heated outdoor barbecue, 3-4 minutes for each side over medium heat.

4. Remove figs from grill and stuff with pieces of cheese. (Note: The cheese will begin to soften and melt.)

5. Arrange figs on a serving dish and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

6. Serve warm with crackers.

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes
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