Grilled figs with chorizo & almond crumble

Grilled figs with chorizo & almond crumble

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.

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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.

Grilled figs with chorizo & almond crumble food styling

Grilled figs with chorizo & almond crumble food styling

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?

Grilled figs with chorizo & almond crumble food styling

Grilled figs with chorizo & almond crumble food styling

 

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Grilled figs with chorizo & almond crumble
An easy starter that's packed with flavour. These grilled figs make the perfect brunch, lunch or elegant starter.
Grilled figs with chorizo recipe
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Grilled figs with chorizo recipe
Instructions
  1. Preheat your grill (broiler) to high heat.
  2. Cut a cross into the top of each fig almost all the way to the bottom. Arrange the figs on a baking tray and set aside.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Divide the crumble mix into each of the cuts on the figs, packing gently.
  4. Grill the figs for 5 minutes or until the crumble is sightly caramelised. Serve with a light drizzle of virgin olive oil and salad leaves.
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  • Love this simple idea!

  • I’ve been raiding all the cheap figs I can find. I eat them plain or with blue cheese but this nutty savoury idea sounds very tempting!

  • AmandaChewTown

    I think I blame the birds for the figs going missing on my father’s tree growing up too. I used to eat so many figs as a child I would feel sick for hours! Figs and chorizo sound like a perfect combination.

  • Sara (Belly Rumbles)

    I love figs cooked with a savoury slant. These look simply gorgeous.

  • Liz Posmyk

    I have serious fig envy now, knowing that you grazed on them as a child! We had grapes, apricots, peaches and nectarines, but I didn’t taste a fresh fig until I was nearly an adult. A lovely recipe, John, thanks so much.

  • Figs won’t be ready here for a while, but this will be first on my list to make when they are ripe. Also, with that nifty blend of Mexican spices you made, you can make your own Sonoran or Chihuahuan chorizo (not the cured variety, though). Hope you are enjoying summer! Our spring is here early and we are excited about all the good, fresh produce coming our way!

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