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CULINARY : Appetizers : Calimyrna Fig with Lavender and Gorgonzola Mousse

Calimyrna Fig with Lavender and Gorgonzola Mousse

Description:

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Main Directions

Ingredients:

Serves 4

12 Calimyrna figs
2 cups St. Francis Chardonnay
1 teaspoon lavender
½ cup honey

Preparation:

In a small saucepot, bring the Chardonnay, lavender, and honey to a simmer. Add the figs and simmer for about 1 hour or until the figs plump up and become soft. Remove from heat. Cool.

Mousse

Ingredients:

¼ cup Gorgonzola
¼ Chévre goat cheese
A few tablespoons milk

Preparation:

In a blender, purée the Gorgonzola and goat cheese with the milk until smooth but not runny.

Syrah Syrup

Ingredients:

1/2 cup St. Francis Syrah
1 cup sugar

Preparation:

In a small saucepot, bring the wine and sugar to a boil and reduce to about ½ cup. Cool.

Serving Instructions

Ingredients:

To serve

Preparation:

Cut each fig in half. Spoon some of the mousse onto each half and drizzle the syrup over each fig.

 

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