Gorgonzola Figs -- Simple Decadence

You've gotta love Costco. Here in Alaska it can be difficult to find specialty ingredients, but somehow Costco pulls through once in a while. This time with fresh figs.

I'm not too familiar with the fig, other than its Newton form. What my mother whipped up as a summery appetizer last weekend made me decide I love figs.

Two simple ingredients: Gorgonzola cheese and fresh figs, both found at Costco. Sweet and salty -- just the perfect combination.

Preheat your broiler. Gently wash the figs and cut off the stems. Cut them in half longitude style (not equator style) and with your index finger, press a little divot in each half. Pack the divot with crumbled Gorgonzola. Don't skimp. Place your figs on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is melted, just a few minutes.

Serve as an appetizer or beside a light summer salad.

I have to admit, this photo is sort of phony. We ate all the prepared figs before I could snap a photo so I dummied one up and just singed the edges with a tiny blowtorch.

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