Sure. We all know that everything tastes better with bacon. And we’ve heard of bacon-wrapped figs. Well, I’ve taken this dish and elevate it with a honey-dipped rosemary infusion with an optional side of orange + honey balsamic vinaigrette. Sounds FANCY, eh? Fancy, yes. Complicated, no.
Simple. Festive. Yummy. Fits the bill for the perfect holiday appetizer if you asked me.
Recipe: (1) cut fig into quarters (try not to cut all the way through) (2) dip a twig of rosemary in honey (coat twig thoroughly) (3) place the honey-dipped rosemary in the center of the fig (4) wrap fig w/ bacon (5) lightly brush the bacon-wrapped fig w/ honey (6) season w/ a dash of salt and pepper (7) bake at 325 for about 15-20 mins or until bacon is golden and cripsy
So with this you are done or you can make a side of orange + honey balsamic vinaigrette. Vinaigrette recipe: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice, a dash of salt and pepper. Beat the vinegar in a bowl (using fork or whisk) with honey, orange juice, salt and pepper. Slowly beat in the oil, whisking constantly until oil and vinegar combine.
PS. Before serving, toss the baked rosemary twig and replace with a fresh one for garnish.