Monday, September 13, 2010

Classic Combo...

                                       

BEST SANDWICH for end of summer....the full ripeness of the figs signal the waning days, but what a way to go..and the sweet, saltiness of prosciutto, a great combination to look forward to..add cheese, could be your choice...you can't make a mistake.  This is barely a recipe..it's sort of just eating!


FRESH FIG, PROSCIUTTO, AND CHEESE SANDWICHES

8 slices Italian bread, toasted
4 tsps. Dijon mustard
1 cup baby arugula
2 oz. very thin slices prosciutto
2 oz. swiss, manchego, muenster or mozzarella cheese, or your choice, sliced or shredded
8 fresh figs, cut into thin slices
2 tbls. fig jam

Spread 1 tsp. mustard over 4 slices bread.  Place arugula on each bread slice.  Place prosciutto, cheese and fig slices on top.  Spread 1/2 tsp.jam over remaining 4 bread slices, place on sandwich, slice.  Serves 4.  Sweet and savory...mmm...mmm.  A red wine, maybe a Cabernet, would be nice.  Watch the sun go down....

At some point I sort of just eat the figs like they're going out of style.

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17 comments:

Carrie Burtt said...

Sounds wonderful to me! I just love figs...thanks for sharing this! :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
The simpler, the better..that's my motto!! Thanks...

steveroni said...

A 'meat-and-potatoes' Peep, this would never have occurred to me. But I'm willing to give it a try!

Who knows, i might even like eating again!

Lyn said...

Hi steveroni-
Definitely good for someone who'd like to try eating again!! Save the potatoes for later..

joanny said...

Lyn

For me, one of the joys of reading other people’s blogs is to taste, in a virtual sense, some of the delicious food that they describe. I think I will serve this tomorrow, with a glass of wine maybe.

A wonderful romantic dish to serve.
One of the best I have seen so far, perfect combination of being simple and inexpensive but creative.
Joanny

Jingle said...

love it!

A Cuban In London said...

I think I would probably follow your example and just eat the figs, too. I'm a dried fruit type of person: dates, figs, peaches, give me the whole lot. No wonder my teeth have suffered so much throughout the years. :-)

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Hi joanny-
I too like to taste everything, virtually! A good way to stay slim..Thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thanks...enjoy!!

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
I love the seasonal fruits, rush to eat them, and if the dried are bad for my teeth..well, you can't have everything!! Enjoy!

Derrick said...

Scrummy, Lyn! I've got a fig yogurt today. Love figs any how!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
I haven't seen a fig yogurt here..but I guess I can make my own! Will be shopping for both today...Thanks...

tattytiara said...

Oh I know somebody who would love this - glad I stumbled by your blog today!

Lyn said...

Hi tattytiara-
I too am glad that you visited..and I hope you and your friend enjoy this!!

Ian said...

Excellent,I'm hungry just looking.
Great with Roquefort cheese also.

Lyn said...

Hi Ian-
Thank you..it gets better all the time!

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