As much as I enjoy veggie burgers on a BBQ, I almost love the side dishes more. I like the buffet feel of a BBQ. Tucking into a little bit of this and a little bit of that while chatting to family and friends.
I love vegetable kebabs with halloumi and charred burgers on a toasted bun with mustard, salad and relish.
I love pasta salad, potato salad and a green salad with dressing.
Dessert is usually BBQ bananas or peaches cooked on the barbie with brown sugar and served with cream.
You don't even have to wrap the bananas in foil, just throw them on the BBQ in their skins. When they have blackened, take then off, slit them open and add a generous sprinkle of brown sugar, which will melt into a caramel sauce when you add cream.
I usually reserve fruit for dessert, but this time I cooked some apricots, with cheese, black pepper and coriander, then finished them off with a balsamic glaze.
They were excellent. The sweet juicy apricots, still hot, teamed with the tangy saltiness of the melted cheese, spicy black pepper and fragrant fresh coriander. Finished with a sticky sweet balsamic glaze. Mmmmmm!
I've also tried them with mozzarella and that works well too. If you aren't having a BBQ, then just wrap these beauties in tinfoil and bake them in the oven.
BBQ Apricots with Goats Cheese
A simple dish that can be cooked on the BBQ or in the oven.
- 8 apricots
- 150g goats cheese or mozzarella
- a handful of fresh coriander
- a good grinding of black pepper
- a drizzle of balsamic glaze
1. Cut the apricots in half and remove the stone. 2. Place the apricot halves, cut side up on a generous sheet of tinfoil. I do 4 or 5 halves in each foil packet. Sprinkle some coriander in each dip, then top with cheese. Grind some pepper over the apricots, then close the foil up, into a parcel.3. Pop your parcel on the BBQ. The time it takes to cook will depend on how hot the coals are, but they should be cooked in about 5-10 minutes. If you are baking them in the oven or under the grill, they could be more towards the 10 minute mark.4. Open up your parcels. If the apricots are cooked and the cheese has melted, they are ready. Serve with a green salad and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.5. Enjoy
Yield: Serves 4
|photo: Paleo Cupboard|
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Don't they look divine?