Devon Baldwin

Devon Baldwin is a Bay Area native singer and songwriter, who also happens to love drinking whiskey, eating avocados in all their many forms, and documenting all of the above on her food and lifestyle blog.

Grilled Figs

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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.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Black mission figs cut into quarters
  • Goat cheese
  • 2 Leaves of fresh basil
  • Honey
  • 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.

Soundtrack: Move In Spectrums - Au Revoir Simone