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