Grilling fruit can be a fantastic way to enhance the natural flavors of the fruit, tenderize under-ripe fruits and promote natural juiciness and tenderness when the heat begins to soften the tissues. Many fruits such as pineapple, peaches, strawberries, and plums can be used for this dessert dish, simply pick your favorites. Damon’s recipe for Red Wine Glazed Fruit Skewers and Manchego Cheese combines the tropical flavors of mango and papaya with kiwi and nectarines and balances the sweetness of the fruit and wine with the savory and piquant nature of the cheese.
Manchego Cheese is Spain’s most famous cheese, made from sheep’s milk and aged for up to 2 years. The distinctive flavor and creaminess of this cheese make it superb for eating with fruit and a perfect pairing for red wines.
This recipe is courtesy of Croix Valley Foods grillmaster Damon Holter. More can be found at www.CroixValleyFoods.com.