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The secret: you're not so much
cooking the fruit as you are
caramelizing the surface to build
flavor. A quick turn on the grill will do.
WHAT YOU NEED
3 medium bananas
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
18 butter cookies, such as sablés
Pressurized whipped dessert topping
Toasted chopped hazelnuts (filberts)
1. Leaving peels intact, cut bananas in half
lengthwise. Brush cut sides with oil.
2. For a charcoal or gas grill, place banana halves,
cut sides down, on the grill rack directly over
medium heat. Cover and grill for 4 to 6 minutes
or until heated through and golden grill marks
appear. Remove peels from banana halves; cut
crosswise into thirds.
3. Spread chocolate-hazelnut spread onto cookies;
add banana portions. If desired, top with whipped
topping and hazelnuts. Makes 6 servings.
PER SERVING: 249 cal., 11 g fat (2 g sat. fat), 18 mg
chol., 73 mg sodium, 36 g carb., 2 g fiber, 3 g pro.
OILING To prevent bananas from sticking to the
grill, clean the grill rack with a wire brush, lightly
oil the surface with a towel dipped in vegetable
oil, and lightly oil the bananas.
PEEL ON Grill the halved bananas with the
peels left on one side to prevent breaking. You
can remove the peel after grilling.
GRILL OTHER FRUITS!
APPLES & PEARS Brush both
sides of apple and pear halves with
butter or vegetable oil, then grill
directly over medium heat about
5 minutes per side or just until the
fruit is softened. Core and slice.
PEACHES & PLUMS Peaches
and plums are wonderful when
smoked. Cut in half, remove the
pit, and smoke on a maple or cedar
plank directly over medium heat for
15 to 20 minutes.
CI TRUS Citrus fruits pick up
smoky, charbroiled flavors when
grilled. No need to add oil; place
halved lemons, oranges, or
grapefruit directly on the grill rack,
cut sides down, over medium heat
about 5 minutes or until browned.
WATERMELON & PINEAPPLE
Watermelon and pineapple
develop intensely sweet flavors
when grilled. Brush slices
lightly with vegetable oil, then
grill directly over medium heat
about 5 minutes per side for
watermelon and 10 minutes
per side for pineapple.
& GRAPES Small
fruits need only a
few minutes on the
grill. Any longer and
they'll turn into mush.
first, but leave grapes on the vine
and grill as a bunch. Or use a grill
basket for either fruit.