My love for figs can probably be traced back to a very young me, picking fruit off a small tree we had in our back yard. I’m sure my father wondered why they kept disappearing before he had a chance to get his share. Let’s blame the crows, shall we? Hold on, I think I did.
Chorizo is another thing I have a soft spot for. I may not have known about them until my teenage years, but the fact they were similar to Croatian kobasica meant I was already in tune with the flavour profile.
Grilled figs always make an appearance in my kitchen when they’re in season. Sometimes stuffed with gorgonzola, grilled and drizzled with honey or combined with chorizo, as I have here.
The natural sweetness from the fruit makes great friends with the paprika-spiced chorizo, and a touch of pimento brings aroma whilst the parmesan adds its own layer.
They’re perfect on a mezze board or simply on their own with a crisp white wine. And did I mention they’re impossibly easy to make?