Grilled fruit with strawberry sauce

Searing fresh seasonal fruit on a griddle or BBQ brings out its sweetness and flavour

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Plums, nectarines, apricots and pineapple all work beautifully on the grill, as do some less obvious candidates such as strawberries, mango and watermelon.

Recipe extracted from To Life! Healthy Jewish Food by Judi Rose and Dr Jackie Rose.     The book is available here 

  • Heat a ridged cast iron grill pan or barbecue grill for 10 minutes until extremely hot. Meanwhile, halve and pit the stone fruit and hull the strawberries.
  • Using a silicone brush (or a wad of paper towel held in kitchen tongs and dipped in the oil) lightly oil the surface of the pan or grill.
  • Add the strawberries, cook for 2 minutes, then transfer to a dish.
  • Add as much stone fruit, cut side up, to the hot grill as will fit in a single layer. Cook the fruit for 3 minutes without moving it around the pan so it takes on grill marks, then carefully turn each piece over with a spatula or tongs and cook the second side. If the fruit sticks to the pan, add a little more oil. Transfer to a warm platter then cook the rest in the same way, brushing the grill with oil again if necessary.
  • To make the sauce, purée half of the grilled strawberries with the lemon juice and sugar in a food processor or blender then transfer to a small bowl. Add the remaining strawberries to the platter and decorate with the sprigs of mint or lemon verbena. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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