Makes 8

What you will need

  • 4 ripe, but firm figs, halved
  • 100g manchego* cheese, sliced
  • 8 slices (about 100g) thinly sliced jamón serrano**
  • 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp sherry vinegar

*Manchego is one of Spain‘s famous cheeses. A semi-firm ewe‘s milk cheese with a golden colour, it is available from delicatessens. Substitute with pecorino.
**Jamón serrano is a Spanish cured ham similar to prosciutto, although not as salty. It is available from good delicatessens.

Prepare figs

Heat grill to medium-high. Trim base of figs, if necessary, so they sit flat. Place 1 or 2 pieces of cheese on each fig half then wrap in jamón. Place figs on an oven tray, drizzle with oil and season with pepper.

Grill figs, arrange & serve

Grill figs for 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts and jamón starts to crisp. Place on a serving plate, drizzle with vinegar and serve immediately.