Recipe: Figs and Smoked Mozzarella Wrapped in Proscuitto
Between the Super Bowl and the even bigger global event of Bizarre Foods: Madagascar coming to your living rooms this Sunday and Tuesday evenings (respectively), you’ll have plenty of reasons to make this crowd-pleasing appetizer. This recipe is one of my family’s favorites and I know you’ll love it, too.
Figs and Smoked Mozzarella Wrapped in Proscuitto
24 dried figs, halved and stems removed
12 ounces smoked mozzarella. Buy a good whole milk or buffalo mozz. Supermarket smoked mozz is all about nasty liquid smoke…ugh.
24 Parma prosciutto slices, cut in half lengthwise
Cut the mozz in 48 rectangles. It’s easy. Lay a halved proscuitto slice on a cutting board . Place a fig half on top of the end of the proscuitto slice . Place a piece of cheese next to each fig piece. Wrap the fig/cheese piece in proscuitto, rolling lengthwise. Arrange the pieces in a baking dish seasoning liberally with olive oil, parsley, ground black pepper and a splash of Grappa if you like. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees, or until the cheese is melted and the ham has shrunk around the little bon bon you rolled them into. Remove pieces from tray and serve.