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Stinky Cheese & Fig Bites

Stinky Cheese & Fig Bites

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Figs paired with your favorite stinky cheese are the perfect sweet and savory combination.

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Stinky Cheese and Fig Bites

Ingredients

  • 8 figs

  • 1/4 pound Shropshire cheese, or other stinky cheese of your choice (such as Stilton or Danish blue)

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Pinch kosher salt

  • Pinch white pepper

  • Microgreens, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. To open figs, make two cuts perpendicular to each other through the stem, going into the base of the fig without cutting all the way through. Push base together gently to open.

  3. Brush figs with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet, evenly spaced.

  4. Crumble cheese and stuff figs. Each fig should hold about a teaspoon of cheese.

  5. Place in oven and bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven, and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve warm. Garnish with microgreens.

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- These fig and stinky cheese bites are the perfect bite-size addition to your next party. Let's get started. So we're gonna start by cutting our figs very carefully. We're also gonna remove the little stem if they've got one. You're just gonna cut a little crosshatch through the center, not all the way through, but just a little perpendicular cut. We'll do that with all these real quick. And then we're gonna season 'em and stuff 'em with some stanky cheese. My favorite thing about these is that they are fruity while still being a little bit meaty from the balsamic and the cheese. And I'd open them up. We're just gonna give 'em a little push at the bottom. Just a little bit of a push and place it on your baking sheet with some parchment paper, and that's gonna be your little cup for the cheese, and you can use any sort of stinky cheese you like. We're using Stilton. I really like Shropshire, which is a really nice English cheese. Anything stinky. You could also do goat cheese. Alright, our figs are open, so let's give 'em a little bit of a season. First we're gonna brush 'em with olive oil. A little pastry brush. And you can add any other flavor to this you like. You can add some fresh herbs. You can add some spices, anything. Alright, we've got our figs brushed. We'll give 'em a season with some salt and white pepper. Alright, we've got our salt, our white pepper. Let's get these guys out of the way. And let's do some cheese stuffin'. Alright, so we're gonna just crumble it with our fingers. And just enough cheese to stuff your fig. Got a little bit there and we'll just throw it inside, nice and tight. And get these guys all stuffed. And then we're just gonna throw 'em in the oven, bake 'em till the cheese is nice and melty, and that's it. It's super simple. Our figs are stuffed and we are gonna take these to the oven. Okay, our cheese is melty. Our figs are golden, and we are ready to eat them. So we'll carefully put them on a plate with a spatula. Just transfer them gently. And then we're just gonna finish them with some peppery microgreens and balsamic glaze. You can even turn these into a little salad, add some arugula. So we'll just give it bit of a drizzle with the glaze. The balsamic is really the key. Finish it with our greens. Alright, and that is it, our stanky cheese and fig bites. They are delicious. You are definitely gonna want to try to make these.

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