Barbecued fruits can be enjoyed in many ways. They can be served hot or cold as a first course. Grilled avocado slices drizzled with dressing, a salad of mixed greens topped with cubed, grilled mango or small brochettes of scallops interspersed with strawberries or pieces of pear or nectarine.
As an accompaniment, barbecued fruit adds a clean, refreshing note to dishes. For an exotic meal serve brochettes of pineapple, papaya or star fruit with meat brochettes or combine meat and fruit on the same skewers. The pieces of meat and fruit should be the same size to ensure even cooking.
Enhance food presentation with a touch of colour, serving fish for example on top of grilled lemon or orange slices.
In closing, barbecued fruit make a fabulous dessert with ice cream or topped with yogurt, custard sauce or fruit coulis.
Brochettes are a great way to barbecue fruits, whatever their intended use. Depending on their size, fruits can also be placed directly on the grill or cooked in an aluminum pie plate.
This summer, think fruit and discover a whole new world of taste sensations. Barbecuing fruit is a novel way of enjoying them and ensuring that you get the minimum daily 5 servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by Canada's Food Guide.
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