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Fruit 'n Bread Kebabs

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Veg HT BBQ DP 15 mins plus standing

 

Serves  4

 

Recipe Tags:   Hot   Vegetarian  Fruit  Spices  Alcohol   Barbecue   Dessert  Eggless

 

Ingredients

2 firm Bananas, peeled

1 small Pineapple, peeled & cored

2 Pears, peeled and cored

2 Firm Nectarines, stoned

2 Oranges, peeled

12 Strawberries, hulled

The Juice of 2 Lemons

100g/4oz Caster sugar
4 tbsp Cointreau
4 tbsp White Wine
1 small uncut White Loaf of Bread
150g/5oz Melted Butter
Ground Nutmeg
Extra sugar for dusting

 

  

 

Instructions

 

1. Cut all the fruit into 2.5cm/1 inch square cubes. Unless the strawberries are very large, leave them whole. Each banana can just be cut into 4 pieces.

2. Place the prepared fruit in a large bowl and add the lemon juice, Cointreau, wine, cinnamon and half the sugar. Toss gently but thoroughly, cover and leave for 30 minutes.

3. Remove the crusts from the bread and cut into 2.5cm/1 inch square cubes and brush liberally with the melted butter. Toss in the remaining sugar to coat on all sides.

4. Remove the fruit from the bowl, reserving the marinade. Thread the bread and fruit onto 4 skewers, ensuring each skewer has a selection of the different fruit.

 

5. Cook over medium coals for 5-8 minutes, turning from time to time and sprinkling with extra caster sugar, until browned and caramelised.

 

6. To serve - sprinkle each kebab with the remaining marinade and serve immediately.

Key techniques required to make this Recipe

Marinate - To soak foods in a marinade to enhance the flavour. It also sometimes has the effect of tenderising foods such as meat.
 

Main equipment required to make this Recipe

Mixing Bowl

Skewers

Basting/pastry brush

Tips, Options and Substitutions

 

Using special double pronged skewers as shown above, ensures the food doesn't rotate around when the skewers are turned during cooking ensuring even cooking on all sides.

 

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