Monday, August 18, 2008

Grilled Nectarines and Plums with Vanilla Bean Syrup

Ah, the last installment of Dinner with Jenni, Nancy, & Vicci…. Grilled Nectarines and Plums with Vanilla Bean Syrup.

This is a Cooking Light recipe which Jenni had made before to rave reviews, and it’s easy to see why. Grilling the fruit concentrated its flavor and brings out its sweetness, plus adds a touch of that wonderful “grilled” flavor. Served with a generous drizzle of vanilla cream, which contains a very slight tart note because of the mascarpone cheese, and a sprinkling of toasted, slivered almonds-- it is one excellent way to end a summer meal. Jenni cut the fruit into smaller pieces after grilling, which made it easier to eat.

Hmmmm, not the best photo but please remember that the lighting was dim, it was about 11pm, and there was rum flowing freely...

Of course, dinner was not the only meal that we made together. Recipe reviews from breakfast and lunch will be posted soon!


Nikki Miller-Ka said...

I just smoked some peaches today. I'll be posting about them later in the week. They were totally awesome. I also just found out that nectarines and just fuzz-less peaches. Isn't that cool?

Kitchen Queen Victoria said...

And I thought that nectarines were a cross between... plums and peaches? I can't remember-- I just like them. :)

And you smoked peaches? You can be sure I'll be reading about that. I love grilled fruit, but have never smoked it. Wow!