Figs with melted goat cheese
5.3 oz. (150g) Landana goat cheese OLD
400 ml red port
1.7 oz. (50g) + 3 tbsp. sugar
1 cinnamon stick
8 fresh figs
1 tbsp. butter
3.5 oz. (100g) walnuts
3 heads of chicory
1 tbsp. olive oil
Cook the red port with 3 tbsp. of sugar and the cinnamon stick and reduce to the consistency of syrup.
Preheat the oven; (electric: 200˚C /convection: 175˚C / gas: mark 3). Cut the figs crosswise at the top, cutting in up to a little before halfway. Grate the Landana goat cheese OLD and divide it over the figs. Place the figs in the oven for about 6 minutes. Dissolve 50 grams of sugar with the butter until it colours lightly. Add the walnuts and caramelise the nuts until golden brown.
Remove a few leaves from the chicory and drizzle a little olive oil over them. Take the figs out of the oven and let them cool to lukewarm. Lay a few chicory leaves on each plate and serve the figs with the walnuts on top.
Garish with the port syrup.
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