18 August 2013

BBQ Apricots with Goats Cheese

 

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 saladpotato 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.



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BBQ Apricots with Goats Cheese
A simple dish that can be cooked on the BBQ or in the oven.
Ingredients
  • 8 apricots
  • 150g goats cheese or mozzarella
  • a handful of fresh coriander
  • a good grinding of black pepper
  • a drizzle of balsamic glaze
Instructions
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
Details
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Yield: Serves 4


photo: Paleo Cupboard
If you are looking for further BBQ inspiration, I did a series of BBQ posts over at Baby Centre, with my top 10 dishes from around the web.

Top 10 BBQ recipes:
  1. Top 10 BBQ Veggie Burgers
  2. Top 10 BBQ Salads 
  3. Top 10 BBQ Desserts 





Also check out Dom's latest veggie burger over at Belleau Kitchen.

First Dom made his own burger buns, then he made the most droolworthy Parsnip and Pine Nut Soya veggie Burgers.

Don't they look divine?

Happy Grilling!



18 comments:

  1. Ohhh these look so good. I've kind of been getting into the sweet/savoury thing lately, and I can never resist goat's cheese, so I'm sure I'd happily eat a few of these ;)

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    1. I'm the same with goats cheese and I never used to like it either. Love it now, although some more than others. It works well with the apricots.

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  2. This is so clever! I cannot wait for apricot season now :)

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  3. This is so clever! I cannot wait for apricot season now :)

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  4. I love grilled peaches, so I bet these would be just as tasty :)

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    1. Me too. I would have used peaches, but it was one of those, what do I have situations. It worked out very well indeed.

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  5. Can't even tell you how good those look. I'm after figs stuffed with goat cheese, and then grilled... YUM.

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    1. Oh I love stuffed figs too, especially with blue cheese.

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  6. You lot are all teasing me with your tasty recipes today, a quick rounds of my favourite blogs has left me HUNGRY! :D
    Janie x

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    1. Hehe, looking at food blogs when you are hungry is never a good idea :)

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  7. How funny - my friday's post is with grilled peaches and goats cheese. I will have to try this one too as it looks so fab.

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    1. Peaches work so well with goats cheese too, but I had apricots, hence my combination :)

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  8. Last veggie burger I had was in Whole Foods were we went for lunch during FBC and it was so dry :( Your looks so tempting, I must try it soon :)

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    1. That was a really disappointing lunch wasn't it? Great shop though.

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  9. Ooh those apricots sound lush Jac. I haven't had a single BBQ this year, but I rather wish I'd been to one of yours. All sounds so finger lickin good :)

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    1. We've never had one this summer either. It's been a hectic time for us.

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  10. What an AWESOME recipe!!! I'm always looking for interesting new ways to keep my veggie bf entertained at BBQs. He's always so dissapointed when someone whacks out another linda macartney sausage!

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