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Ciabatta-with Rocket Black Mission Figs, Prosciutto and Goat’s Cheese

Posted on February 19, 2009 by in sandwiches

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Ciabatta with Rocket Black Mission Figs,

Ciabatta with Rocket Black Mission Figs, Prosciutto and Goat’s Cheese. Remember our virtual trip to Thailand, well today we are off to Italy, because when I think Italian food, I think…….fresh produce, quality ingredients, sexy food etc! I think every foodie dreams of a small deli somewhere in Italy, selling the most delicious meals for half of the year that they are NOT on vacation.
Ciabatta with Rocket Black Mission Figs, SO for today…allow me my silly little dream( My husband thought the lunch was great!) As I have already said, when making these kind of sandwiches, the freshness and quality of your ingredients are key elements that you just have to get right!

Ciabatta with Black Mission figs, Prosciutto and Goat’s Cheese

1 small ciabatta made with wild yeast ( For those of you living in Cape Town, do vist the Coimbra Cafe in Claremont for the freshest breads and confectionary)
4 Black Mission figs
fresh rocket – from my garden
4 slices of goat’s cheese
4 slices of Prosciutto
Cracked Black pepper
Balsamic cream
farm fresh butter

Cut the Ciabatta in half and butter. Cut a criss-cross on each fig and press out with your finger tips. Wrap the prosciutto around the figs and put a slice of the cheese in each fig. Wash the rocket and place on the bread and then place the figs on the rocket. Serve with balsamic cream drizzled over the top!
Ciabatta with Rocket Black Mission Figs,

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28 Responses to “Ciabatta-with Rocket Black Mission Figs, Prosciutto and Goat’s Cheese”

  1. Pam 19 February 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    It looks like art! Simply beautiful Nina.

  2. That Girl 19 February 2009 at 10:56 pm #

    I’m so glad we can take these virtual trips, since Thailand is far from Italy and I wouldn’t want to miss dish because I was jet lagged.

  3. Elra 20 February 2009 at 3:21 am #

    Divine! I can just live day by day eating this! Really!

  4. jillian 20 February 2009 at 3:33 am #

    Those figs look amazing! This looks wonderful!

  5. 20 February 2009 at 4:16 am #

    yum x5, nina πŸ™‚ these are some of my favorite ingredients and there is no way better to enjoy them than simply!

  6. Jan 20 February 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    Oooh those figs look amazing! I’m loving this. Figs and goats cheese are the best!
    Fantastic photos as always.

  7. Peter M 20 February 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    Oh My Nina…this must be like our August…the figs are tree-ripened…dripping goodness!

  8. Sophie 20 February 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    So simple yet so delicious, made with excellent ingredients! Yum Yum:)!!!

  9. Jeanne 20 February 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    OK, I’m moving into the apartment above the deli!! Can’t wait for fig season as they are just the most indulgent things ever. I plan to cook with them a lot more this year πŸ™‚ Have a fab weekend!

  10. Bellini Valli 20 February 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    I love the use of the figs here Nina with the combination of goats cheese too:D

  11. La Table De Nana 20 February 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    I had to come and see ..they are mouth watering!

  12. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella 20 February 2009 at 4:23 pm #

    Amazing photography! It’s so clear and crisp and not to mention the subject looks so lusciously good too πŸ™‚

  13. kat 20 February 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    OMG that looks so heavenly!

  14. Nicisme 20 February 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    Nice photos Nina, you’re making me hungry!

  15. mikky 20 February 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    what a magnificent creation!!! πŸ™‚

  16. Maryann 20 February 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    Nina, this is heaven! Spot on perfect πŸ™‚

  17. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen 21 February 2009 at 12:22 am #

    Nina – this is absolute perfection in EVERY way – the flavor combination is a dream and the photos are very sexy and drool worthy! You are a genius!

  18. My Carolina Kitchen 21 February 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    Nina, your ciabatta creation looks fabulous. I’m so glad someone else calls arugula rocket. You must be a gardener too. Also like that you used goat cheese – much healther than some of the fattier cheeses. I also agree with the others….your photography is over the top. Great job.

  19. Kevin 21 February 2009 at 10:44 pm #

    That looks so good! Amazing presentation!

  20. Maggie 22 February 2009 at 2:30 am #

    The photographs are outstanding! I love the colors of the figs contrasting with the white cheese and soft pink prosciutto.

  21. Psychgrad 22 February 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    Very clever combination – looks beautiful.

  22. Marianna 23 February 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    ohhh looks amazing! i love it because it looks simple yet glamourous at the same time!

  23. megan (brooklyn farmhouse) 23 February 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    Oh yum, love these combination of flavors and colors and textures! What is balsamic cream? I like the sound of that!!

  24. glamah16 24 February 2009 at 12:42 am #

    I know what you mean. I love the European delis. This is gorgeous in presentation and taste!

  25. Proud Italian Cook 24 February 2009 at 6:39 am #

    Nina, Nina, Nina! You’re killing me with all this amazing food! Art on a delicious plate!

  26. Janna 24 February 2009 at 6:53 pm #

    Ignore previous post cause THIS looks pretty darn tasty! I LOVE proscuitto!

  27. Rose&Thorn 26 February 2009 at 10:19 am #

    I am wild about figs, and now that I have planted my own tree I can hardly wait the 4 years until I can pick my own purple figs! Your combination has me drooling all over my desk!

  28. Anonymous 10 March 2009 at 2:48 pm #

    Rocket: Generally any of a number of annual herb/cabbage family leafy greens commonly known as arugula. Rocket is more specifically identified to be “Eruca Vescaria”. It is very closely related to the slightly less flavorful or spicy “Eruca sativa”.

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