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Adam Bennett keeps things simple in this figs and Gorgonzola recipe, letting the complementary flavours speak for themselves and garnishing with toasted almonds, honey and balsamic.
For the almonds, place the nuts into a large frying pan with a generous drizzle of oil and a generous pinch of sea salt. Toast over a medium heat until the almonds have lightly browned and absorbed the oil
60g of blanched almonds, roughly chopped
Taste and add more seasoning if necessary. Remove from the pan and set aside until required
Cut the figs in half and place on an oven tray, cut-side up. Drizzle evenly with honey and dusting of the caster sugar
2 figs, ripe
1 tbsp of acacia honey
1 tbsp of caster sugar
Place the lemon thyme on a board and bruise gently using the back of a knife, then sprinkle over the figs
2 sprigs of lemon thyme
Place the figs under a grill on a very low heat. Heat until the tops of the figs start to soften, swell slightly and absorb the honey and sugar. Remove from the heat and set aside
To serve, divide the Gorgonzola into 4 equal portions and place onto plates alongside the figs. Drizzle with some more honey and a dash of balsamic. Garnish with the almonds and a few washed rocket leaves. Serve immediately