time of year everyone is enjoying grilling their favorite meats
and of course, seafood. This summer use your barbecue for more
that just the main course. Fire that grill up for dessert! Grilled
fruit is a wonderful way to finish off a delicious summer feast.
Its light and absolutely delicious not to mention,
fun to make. When you heat fruit you not only enhance the flavor
but soften the texture. In addition, the process of heating caramelizes
adding beautiful color and taste to your favorite
fruit over a gas grill is easy and convenient, but grilling fruit
over a charcoal grill will add additional flavor you cant
achieve with gas. Choose fruit that is barely ripe this
will make it easier to handle on the grill and you wont
compromise any flavor. If youre making kebabs, try threading
two skewers through the fruit to prevent the fruit from spinning.
add flavor, try rubbing spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg,
ginger and/or allspice on the fruit. You can also experiment with
various marinades. Try this months Grilled
Fruit Kebabs for a wonderful example of using both the spice
rub and the marinade. The taste will amaze you! If you are looking
for something really easy and quick, try Grilled
delicious on their own or sliced and served over
gf vanilla ice cream.
beauty of this is that it is hard to go wrong. Just about any
fruit will work, from nectarines and melons, to citrus fruits
and bananas. Be creative, try different spice or herb variations
or marinate fruit in juices or alcohols like brandy or rum.
Make sure that your grill is clean
you dont want to
taste last nights dinner on your fruit. Also, it helps to have
some sort of fat in your marinade (butter or oil) to prevent the
fruit from sticking to the grill.