So grilled cheese month may be long gone and it may be getting warmer outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a great cheesy sandwich, like this delicious prosciutto and goats cheese croissant with balsamic figs. Actually I don’t know why I made all the excuses as technically it’s not a grilled cheese sandwich, but it doesn’t stop it being incredibly tasty. Every ingredient in there is tasty in itself and together, they make a fantastic lunch sandwich.
Making the balsamic figs
The balsamic figs are kind of a jam or compote, just less broken up, and can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for a week or two to be used when you are ready. It’s easy to make, just chop up the figs and boil them with a mixture of orange juice, balsamic vinegar and sugar so that you get a nice gooey layer over the figs that helps enhance their flavor and preserves them.
Building the sandwich
The rest of the sandwich is all really quick to put together. While I really liked the texture of a croissant for this, you could also use other bread instead, such as a sourdough or ciabatta. All in all it’s a really tasty and easy sandwich, with lots of great flavors in there that come together wonderfully in every delicious bite. Thankfully there were some balsamic figs leftover so I could have it again soon after.
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The delicious combination in this croissant sandwich go so well and make a perfect lunch.
- 4 oz fresh figs 115g
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 croissant
- 1 handful arugula rocket
- 2 slices prosciutto approx, or more, if you wish
- 1 oz soft goat's cheese 30g, approx
To make the balsamic figs, cut off the end stem from each fig then cut into quarters top to bottom.
Mix the orange juice, sugar and vinegar in a small pan and add the figs. Stir so that the sugar dissolves, bring to a boil and simmer for around 15 minutes so that the liquid becomes sticky.
Transfer to a container and set aside to cool.
When ready to make sandwich, cut open the croissant through the middle and lightly toast it.
Put a handful of arugula on one side, topped with slices of prosciutto and pieces of fig. On the other side, carefully spread some goats cheese (it may be hard as it's crumbly, but do as best you can). You can gently toast the cheese side under the broiler/grill so that it softens.
Put the two pieces together and enjoy.
The quantities for the balsamic figs will give you around 2-3 times what you need for this sandwich; the rest will keep for another time. Other quantities are approximate.
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