8 Strips Gluten Free Bacon
8 Fresh Figs
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Basil-Lemon Compound Butter (recipe follows)
For Basil-Lemon Compound Butter:
2 Sticks Salted Butter, softened
½ Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Basil
¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
Juice from ½ lemon
Lay bacon flat on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes, until fat begins to render but bacon is still soft enough to wrap around figs, and remove from the oven. While bacon is cooking, wash, dry & slice the figs in half.
Sprinkle some brown sugar in the open top of each fig, and place a bit of the butter over the sugar. Wrap each fig with a piece of bacon, trimming to get a proper fit, and using a wooden toothpick to hold the bacon in place. Place figs on a lined baking sheet and broil, until bacon is crisped and browned (about 5 minutes). Keep an eye on them so they don't burn!
To Make Compound Butter:
Mix the flavoring ingredients with the softened butter, and place in an airtight container or form into a log using wax paper. Cool down in the fridge, and use for cooking or topping grilled meats, fish or veggies.