Still loving my BBQ, even in winter, almost even in the cold. I decided to play with fruit during my latest outing with the Weber Q.
If you haven’t see it already, take a look at Part 1 of this BBQ series to see Grilled Fennel with Lemon and Parmesan and Grilled Broccoli with Preserved Lemon and Part 2 of this BBQ Series to see Roasted Carrots with Pomegranate Molasses, Melty Cheese and Baked Bananas.
As the focus was on fruit, I also wanted to see what the BBQ was capable of, in terms of using it for not-so-traditional BBQ fare and cooking pots. So with a lot of trepidation, I also used a couple of my Italian terracotta posts for the first time in the BBQ, and they fared very very well indeed. I may get brave enough to eventually use the Indian terracotta cookware, but we will see… Harder to replace, these may wait a little longer before they make it onto that grill. :)
Roasted Rosemary Pears
This recipe has been on my mind for the past couple of weeks. You can see the full recipe here: Roasted Rosemary Pears
First, marinade your pears in a mix of rosemary, chilli and lemon juice.
Place in a dish, and …
… cover with sugar and butter. I use jaggery but use any sugar that you like. Cook until lovely and soft…
.. and serve. Delicious. Dice leftovers and include in salads.
An easy and surprisingly delicious dish. I had never heard of roasted grapes until recently when an Italian friend was telling me how he made a salad with them. You can see the gorgeous recipe that I used here.
Drizzle grapes with olive oil, salt, black pepper, a little thyme. Mix so grapes are coated with the oil and flavourings.
Place on the grill and roast until done.
A sweet dish to finish, an old old favourite, baked strawberries. Here is my recipe – I just adapted it for the BBQ. Baked Strawberries This time I cooked them with orange juice, black pepper, a tiny pinch salt, cardamom and a little rosemary.
I have to say they were amazing. I cooked them in this terracotta dish placed on a roasting rack to lower the heat a little. Actually, I had the dish with the pears placed on top of this one while they cooked, so theoretically this one had a lid. You can experiment with and without a cover, and see what you like best. I don’t use one when I cook them in the oven.