Grilled figs on ashortbread cookie with honey and toasted macadamia nuts

 

 

By Chef Paul Heerlein

 

Ingredients

 

8 whole ripe figs cut in half

1/2 cup Hawaiian White honey

4 slices fresh ginger

1 pc cinnamon stick

16 pc square short breadcookies

Toasted small diced macadamianuts

 

Procedure

 

Cut fig in half andrub-exposed halves together (this brings the sugar out of the fig). Place thefigs flesh side up on a large piece of foil. In a small sauté pancombine the honey, ginger and cinnamon stick. Place the pan on the grill andlet simmer for five minutes. Reserve about 3 T of the honey mixture and drizzlethe remains over the figs.

Cover and seal the figs withthe foil. Cook the foil package on the grill over medium heat for about 5-7minutes or until the skin side of the fig is caramelized and slightly crispy.

Flip the package over andcook for about two minutes.

Place each fig half fleshside up on a shortbread cookie. Garnish with reserved honey and macadamia nutsor pistachios.

 

 

A fig a day creates a wealthyand healthy life

 

Moroccan proverb

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