Special Diet

  • 8 firm but ripe fresh figs
  • 75 g (3 oz) soft goats' cheese
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • 150 g (5 oz) baby rocket leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper

Cut a cross in the top of each fig without cutting through the base. Put 1 teaspoonful of the goats' cheese and a mint leaf in each fig. Transfer to a roasting tin, then season with salt and pepper and drizzle with the oil. Bake in a preheated oven, 190°C (375°F), Gas Mark 5, for 10–12 minutes until the figs are soft and the cheese has melted.

Put the baby rocket leaves in a bowl. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and drizzle over the leaves. Serve with the figs.

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