Friday, July 24, 2020

Grilled Summer Fruit With Piquant Drizzle



" Awaking wonder is a continual pursuit and engagement.
While life seems to be the same day after day, I am seeking
to create interest, memories, comfort, beauty, and as much
joy in the menial as I am able. "
SALLY CLARKSON


These days we take the sun when we get it. We've had many rainy, unsettled days, so we can't really plan ahead - we don't know how any day will turn out, no matter what the weatherman advises. As I say, we take it as it comes, reveling in those 30 minutes here or half days of sunshine there, before clouds gather and overtake again.

There was one balmy afternoon earlier this week that was perfect - we planned to eat on the deck al fresco. Which always adds a certain something lovely that can't quite be put into words. I made teriyaki chicken breast, jasmine rice, asparagus, and grilled stone fruit. It's the stone fruit recipe that I want to share with you today. Such a simple dish, but its mix of tart and sweet, along with the unexpected bite of black pepper gives it its unique deliciousness. Certainly makes my tongue glad to be alive.

You can serve the grilled summer fruit as a side dish with chicken or pork, or as a refreshing dessert afterwards. Believe me, you'll want to double or triple the dressing recipe. And, you'll want to have enough fruit so that each serving has a sampling of whatever stone fruit you have on hand: peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots.



Grilled Summer Fruit

Serve as a side dish or dessert
Grilled on BBQ
(or broiled in oven, if the weather's inclement)

Stone Fruit
Halved and pitted
Note: firm fruit holds up best for grilling
plums
peaches
nectarines
apricots

Balsamic Lime Dressing
In small bowl, whisk together:
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce (opt)

Instructions
1. Spray grill rack or pan with cooking spray.
2. Place halved fruit on rack or pan.
3. Grill or broil for 3 minutes on each side.
4. Remove fruit from grill or oven, place on serving dish.
5. Drizzle dressing over fruit.
Serve as a side dish with chicken or pork.

Or, if you eat it as a dessert, place grilled fruit in individual bowls,
add scoops of ice cream, and generously drizzle the dressing over top
.


Original recipe idea found in
Cooking Light, Healthy Summer Grilling Magazine, 2009

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Hope your weekend is off to a good start.
I plan to be back on Monday with a Monday Medley post.

Wishing you a beautiful day. Keep safe and well.


Heart Hugs,
Brenda
xox


Photo Credit: Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life, 2020




17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! That sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  2. Grilled fruit sounds so delicious.

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  3. Summertime, summertime! Nothing like a bit of grilled fruit to elevate any simple meal to something special. I love Sally Clarkson's thoughts in that quote. Your blue plate is so summery, gives me lovely vacation vibes!

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  4. How delicious! We have always been fond of adding fruit to meat. Caramelised apples with pork, plum chutney with lamb.And of course, Parma ham with slices of Melon. Mmmm!

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  5. We grill a lot of our meals but never fruit! This looks so good and the dressing would be tasty too! Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. That lovely photo of a gorgeous plate of food has my mouth watering. The recipe sounds delicious. Hope you get some sunshine this week end. Hugs!

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  7. My dear Brenda....Thank you so much for your sweet visits. They mean so much to me during this really painful, terribly sad time in my life. Warmly, Susan

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  8. Grilled fruit would be delicious! I enjoy fruit with the main course.

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  9. Oh, this does sound delicious. I picked up some lovely apricots from a traveling fruit truck this afternoon, and I have 3 fat peaches ripening on the kitchen windowsill. Tomorrow I'll be making this. The dressing sounds delicious!

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  10. My mouth is watering! Thank you. ☺️

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  11. Oh my, that looks and sounds delicious! Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  12. What a beautiful plate! I know it was absolutely delicious!

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  13. Bren, this sounds like a delightful recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you have cooler weather than we do.

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  14. That dinner plate looks scrumptious! What a great combination of foods and I'm writing down the dressing. I also have to write down the Clarkson quote because it is so true of what I search for each day now as the days seem to be so repetitive. Thank you for the recipe!

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  15. As soon as I read this recipe, I clicked PRINT! It looks delicious and a great dish to have when the grill is already in use!

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