Grilled Soft Cheese Thyme Honey and Fresh Figs an Outburst of Creativity
An addition to my ever-getting longer list of appetizers.
While browsing the net as I’m getting stuck with my writing, I saw a recipe of Ashley Rodriguez consisting of brie with honey and figs. It looked so good that I made a mental note to myself - have to and need to eat this before the Chinese New Year (and yes, I did). Later that same day, I saw another photo from one of the pinboards in Pinterest, but this time the brie was just pictured by itself, and it was grilled. So off I go to the nearest grocery store in Greenhils to get the ingredients. This is really brave since I don't cook.
In case you haven't figured it out yet, I'll spell it out for you:
1. I love cheese.
2. I love anything made with cheese.
From what she plucked out of the internet that day, she decided to combine these two ideas. By taking a bit of inspiration from here and another bit from there, Ashley decided to put together a fabulous appetizer. Just picture this treat at a picnic. Sitting on a blanket under a tree with your family or a friend, your favorite chilled beverage ready, and copious quantities of this simple, yet stunning appetizer.
I agree with Ashley, this is how a lot of good ideas get started. From the inspiration you get when you discover and look at what others have already done? Ever notice how creative ideas usually just tend to pop into your head unannounced? That's how it seems to work in my case.
So I figured, grilled brie topped with honey flavored with thyme and garnished with figs, if that doesn’t sound delectable then there’s something wrong with the world. I just had to try it out. The other good thing about this creation is that it is simple to prepare and quick to do.
We should give credit where credit is due and applaud other artists around us. And we should, without a doubt, eat more cheese that has been grilled.
- Brie and or Triple Cream
- Fresh Figs
- Thyme Sprigs
3. Fresh Figs
4. Thyme Sprigs
How to Make:
Get a small wheel of brie, a quarter cup of honey, a few sprigs of thyme, and as many fresh figs as you want to eat.
1. Place the honey and thyme in a small sauce pan and turn the heat on low to allow the honey to be infused with the flavor of the thyme. Remove the pan from the heat source before it starts to simmer.
2. Preheat a grill until it is very hot. Place the wheel of brie carefully on the grill and sear it just until the burn marks appear and the cheese starts to melt. This should take one or two minutes for each side.
3. With a spatula, remove the cheese and place it on your serving platter. Cut each of your figs into four pieces and place them on the grilled brie. Drizzle the figs and brie with the honey and serve immediately with crackers.