Grilled Gorgonzola Fig Melts

Figs

A Few Figs and you can make a Great Fig Cake

With figs appearing in the market, it is time to start thinking about Grilled Gorgonzola Fig Melts. There are not a lot of steps to making this delightful sandwiches and they are sure to please anyone that likes both figs and Gorgonzola cheese.

3 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature, divided
8 ripe, firm, figs, stemmed and cut in half lengthwise
8 slices crusty Italian bread
4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, at room temperature
black pepper, to taste

Melt 1 tbsp of the butter over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet.
Add figs to skillet cut side down and saute about 2 minutes until golden around the edges and soft to the touch. Turn and cook for an additional minute, then transfer to a plate and let cool slightly.
Brush grill rack with oil and preheat the grill to medium-high.
Assemble sandwiches by buttering one side of each slice of bread with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
Put 4 slices of bread on a work surface, buttered side down, and spread the cheese evenly over all slices, followed by the figs.
Put the remaining 4 bread slices on top, buttered side up.
Put sandwiches on the grill and cook for 2 minutes, until the undersides are golden brown and the cheese begins to melt.
Turn sandwiches with a spatula, pressing firmly to flatten them slightly.
Cook for 1 minute, or until the undersides of bread are golden brown.
Turn the sandwiches once more, press with the spatula, and cook for 30 seconds, or until white winethe cheese melts completely. Serve immediately.

You might enjoy a  little wine with these. I prefer a white wine, maybe something with a sparkle, but not to sweet because I don’t want it to over power the figs.

If you would like to learn about using herbs in your kitchen, my kindle book Herbs In The Kitchen is available at: http://chefwilliamlikes.me/The Herb Book

This books contain information on herbs as well as some recipes to introduce you to some you may have not been using. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did when I was testing the recipes for the book.

Chef WilliamEat Healthy, Laugh Often and Enjoy Life~

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7 Responses to Grilled Gorgonzola Fig Melts

  1. Caro Ness
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    Gorgonzola and figs? Two of my favourite foods in one glorious package? Oh yum! You are on fire Willuam!
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  2. This could get me to enjoy gorgonzola!
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  3. Amy
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    Oh yeah. This is right up my alley. Gonna have to search for some figs now!!
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  4. We always have figs in the fridge a certain someone loves them for breakfast ! Gorgonzola is one of my favourite favourite cheeses. I think you know that to this is manner from heaven ?
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  5. This sounds absolutely wonderful. Funny cus I just clipped an article about growing fig trees and planning on putting one on the Edisto Island property. Now I’m EXTRA motivated.
    Carolina HeartStrings recently posted..BANANA PUDDING PIZZAMy Profile

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