I was genuinely stoked as fuck the first time I made these because I had originally intended to top the figs with a balsamic glaze and mint, but true to form I had neither of those ingredients when I arrived home. Improvisation has never been a strong suit of mine, especially not when I’m hangry. But there I was with a bunch of cut up figs and a hot grill, looking around for alternative ingredients, so I settled on fresh basil, honey, and goat cheese.
- 4 Black mission figs cut into quarters
- Goat cheese
- 2 Leaves of fresh basil
- Olive Oil
Cut the figs into quarters and coat them in olive oil. Over medium/high heat, place them carefully on the grill so they don’t fall through the fucking cracks and explode like one of mine did. After 3 minutes (or when they’ve just begun to char) flip them over to the other side for an additional 3 minutes or so, and then remove them from the heat. Crumble a decent amount of goat cheese over them (but not so much that you can’t see the damn figs anymore), add the freshly chopped basil, drizzle honey, and consume.
PS - I also shaved about a half of a pecan on top post-photoshoot.