A salty-sweet Spanish dish from Pinxto chef Alonzo Ortiz.
12 large fresh figs, preferably Black Mission
3 oz Serrano ham, finely chopped
3 oz Mahón cheese, grated
Sliced almonds, toasted, and honey, for garnish
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425°F.
Step 2: Remove fig stems. Quarter figs from top going 2/3 way down. Place on a parchment-lined roasting pan. Form cavity in figs with fingertip.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, mix ham and cheese. Stuff fig cavities with mixture. Bake until hot, 12 minutes.
Step 4: Serve topped with almonds and honey.
For a delicious dessert, try caramelized figs with mascarpone and honey.