Blue Cheese & Fig Skewers

I am not ready to let summer slip through my fingers, so I’m going to stretch it a bit longer with a few more braais. This quick and easy side dish will please your guests as a dessert or a starter while you are waiting for coals to get just right.

I’ve used blue cheese, but feta works just as well , the star of the show is the humble fig, which loves a bit of heat to bring out its unique flavour.

Fig & Blue Cheese Skewers

  • 9 fresh figs, halved
  • Blue cheese cut into 12 2cm cubes
  • 50g roughly chopped walnuts
  • 125g castor sugar

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Thread figs and blue cheese onto skewers, beginning and ending with a fig.

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Set aside to braai.

Put sugar into a large frying pan and allow to melt over medium heat. When sugar is an amber colour, add nuts and pour out onto a greased baking sheet. Spread out thinly and allow to cool.

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Place skewers over warm coals and cook until figs are warm and cheese is slightly melted. Remove from heat and place onto platter. Sprinkle over candied walnuts and serve immediately.

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