Fresh fig with prosciutto and mozzarella

Fresh fig with prosciutto and mozzarella: When it’s the season for figs, they seem to be hanging off of every tree. Even the birds can’t keep up with eating them so there are always a lot left over for you.

This little fresh fig, prosciutto and mozzarella antipasto was invented as a result of an over-abundance of figs in our Gaeta garden, Italy. It was a success and thankfully, very simple to put together.

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Ingredients for fresh fig with prosciutto: Allow 2 – 3 figs per person

  • Firstly, send Enzo into the garden with a large basket and hope that he comes back with fresh figs, warmed by the sun
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Thin strips of prosciutto
  • Fresh basil leaves
  1. Rinse, wash and dry the figs then cut a cross into the top of each fig, 2 thirds of the way into the fig.
  2. Stuff a little fresh mozzarella into each fig and wrap the base with a thin strip of prosciutto. The prosciutto will help keep the shape.
  3. Top with fresh basil leaves and serve.
fresh fig with prosciutto
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