Roast figs with blue cheese

Mobile version Print

By: James Martin

On TV Tonight

  • 20:00 - Caribbean Food Made Easy - CARIBBEAN FOOD MADE EASY
  • 20:30 - Chinese Food Made Easy - Noodles, Dim Sum and Dumplings
  • 21:00 - MasterChef: The Final Three - MasterChef
close video


1. Cut the figs almost in half from top to bottom but leaving the halves attached at the base. Open out the 2 halves.

2. Cut the blue cheese into 8 cubes and place a cube between the fig halves. Close up the fig halves.

3. Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas 5. Lay the Parma ham slices flat on a board. Place one stuffed fig on each slice and roll up. Place on a baking sheet and brush lightly with the oil.

4. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the figs and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the Parma ham crisps up and before the cheese starts to ooze out of the figs. Serve immediately, with any pan juices spooned over and sprinkled with chopped mint and freshly ground black pepper.


Comments & Ratings

Rate this recipe by clicking on the stars.

You need to be logged in to comment on this recipe

Forgotten your password?
Resend activation

Login Register

Latest Comment


Used goats cheese and honey instead of vinegar.

Margot8 Margot8  Posted 12 Oct 2013 4:05 PM

This is one of my favourite starters of all time.... Quick and easy. I usually use Gorgonzola cheese as it's not as strong as those mentioned in the recipe.

MisElaineous MisElaineous  Posted 30 Sep 2011 6:28 PM

Fantastic recipe for a Summer evening snack. Living in Greece we have an abundance of Purple Figs at this time of the year & this is just the thing when it's really hot & you just want to pop something in the oven. All it needs is some lovely crusty local bread to mop up the juices

ratzakli ratzakli  Posted 18 Aug 2011 11:20 AM

Everybody loved these, but I found it needed longer cooking time to make the Parma ham crisp up. Great starter

jillybobs jillybobs Posted 05 Nov 2009 9:08 AM

Made this last night - so easy and really tasty. Could well become a favourite.

SonyaB10537 SonyaB10537 Posted 21 Oct 2009 6:06 PM

I made this dish last night and it was raved about. We ate the skins.

Annie 83 Annie 83 Posted 02 Nov 2008 10:59 AM

Do you eat the skins of the figs?

caryatis caryatis Posted 18 Oct 2008 1:05 PM