Thursday, 12 June 2008

Baked Figs & Camembert With Radicchio

Recipe extracted from BBC Good Food

Serves: 6
Prep:: 15 mins
Cook: 10 - 15 mins

Oil, for brushing
6 figs
200g/8ox soft goat's cheese
1 head radicchio
85g/3oz walnut pieces

For the dressing
6 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

6 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
Unless the baking sheet is non-stick, line it with foil, then brush the foil lightly with oil.
2. Cut the figs into quarters, from the top almost to the base, then arrange on the foil.
Slice the goat's cheese, and then divide between the centres of the figs. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, whisk the dressing ingredients with some seasoning. Put a couple of good radicchio leaves on each serving plate. Remove the figs from the oven and place on the radicchio leaves, and then scatter over the walnuts.
4. Drizzle with the dressing, then serve warm or at room temperature.


My method as I was cooking only one fig.
Cooking Time five minutes or depending on your oven.

1. One tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and two tablespoon of extra virgin oil. Add a pinch of salt and beat well. Set aside.
2. I was unable to find goat's cheese thus substituted for Camembert. One thick slice over each piece of fig.
3. It takes less then five minutes for the cheese to melt.


SheR. said...

Very weird... I did leave a comment here earlier.

BTW, I was just saying that I don't really like Figs but I love to use them for desserts. Glazed figs are so gorgeous.

I love your pics!!

Hope this comment don't disappear again!

Hungrybear said...

Sher, thanks for your comment. :))HBH doesn't like cooked fruits but he ate everything within a minute. It was delicious.

TTC said...

I am going to go out and hunt for some figs tomorrow!

Hungrybear said...

TTC, if using goat's cheese, skip out the salt in the dressing as goat's cheese is salty.
Leave cheese out at room temperature before cooking.
Hopefully you are able to find figs that are red in the centre.
If you are not able to find radicchio, substitute for endives or some slightly bitter salads.
The combinations in taste, texture and dressing are a good marriage.
Good luck.
HBH is asking for more!