Sweet and delicious, figs make the perfect pairing for a thin slice of Prosciutto di Parma -- which, by the way, is nitrate-free and low in saturated fat.
healthy holiday recipes
Body+Soul, November/December 2006
- Prep Time 15 minutes
- Total Time 15 minutes
Yield Serves 8
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8 (about 1 ounce each) paper-thin slices prosciutto
8 fresh, ripe figs, halved lengthwise
1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
Fresh thyme, for garnish
2 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved into strips with vegetable peeler
Arrange prosciutto in overlapping slices on a large platter. Place figs beside prosciutto, drizzle with vinegar, and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.
Sprinkle the Parmesan shavings over prosciutto and figs.
If you can't find aged balsamic vinegar, which is sweeter than regular balsamic, combine 1/3 cup regular balsamic with 1 teaspoon sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to 2 tablespoons, about 6 minutes.