Figs and Bacon were made for each other. The powerful combination of bacon wrapped figs really creates a special bite. When I think of appetizers I love the thought of all the possibles. There is so much creativity when it comes to appetizers.
Today is all about; "Bacon Wrapped Fig Bites w/Blueberry Balsamic Reduction".
This is super simple to make with a big reward to your guests. A type of recipe you really cannot make enough. Reminds me of our Texas Guacamole recipe. There's really is never enough.
Did we have you at Bacon? 🙂
What are Figs?
Going back in history Figs was the high fructose corn syrup of the era, figs were humankind’s, go-to sweetener. Wish things were still like that, high fructose corn syrup is pure poison. Back to the history of figs. Sumerian stone tablets dating back to 2500 B.C. reference fig consumption. They were a favorite energy food for the Spartans. Figs offer a unique texture that combines a soft outer skin, sweet fruity middle section, and small seeds that disappear in your mouth like magic. Fig trees can live up to 100 years and grow up to 100 feet tall and they produce hundreds of varieties. Figs can have black, purple, green, pink, or amber flesh/colors. Another way to enjoy figs is dried, meaning you can enjoy these fiber-rich fruits throughout the year.
Making the Bacon Wrapped Fig Bites
To start, rinse, and clean the figs. Once dry make two cuts in the top of the fig. First, cut removing the stem. Next, make the cut from the top to the base of the fig, but do not cut all the way through. Repeat cut on a perpendicular angle cut 90 degrees from the first cut. Just like this...
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What goes great with Bacon Wrapped Figs?
- A great sauce - In the world of a balance of flavors, when you have something that is a bit fatty like bacon you want something to counterbalance the overall experience. Vinegar is the bright light of balance. It cuts through the richness. Meats and balsamic vinegar are good friends. Balsamic vinegar is a bit sweet, and the vinegar effect isn't as harsh as white wine vinegar. One day I was making a Salmon dish and came up with the idea of combining balsamic vinegar and blueberries. I would like to express my happiness with this combination. Plus, it's two ingredients handled with good technique.
Check out Our Video Out On Making "Blueberry Balsamic Reduction"