Last night, Willie (the cat) and I were tooling around the kitchen. While he was lobbying me to make salmon or chicken, I was in the mood to experiment with fruit. I had purchased mangos, peaches and plums with the intent to grill them.
And grill them I did. They turned out so well, that I wanted to share with you a simple way to make the sweetest, most delicious dessert with almost no fat, amazing flavor, great nutrition and little effort.
Let’s use mangos as the example. Buy a few that are ripe (but not mushy), and peel them. I like to use a potato peeler. Next, slice them into pieces and set them aside.
In a Cuisinart or blender, puree one pint of raspberries with three tablespoons of water. Then, pour the pureed berries into a small sieve and push the fruit through the strainer, leaving the seeds behind. Discard the seeds and set aside the bowl.
In a small sauce pot, melt two tablespoons of butter and add two tablespoons of brown sugar. Stir until well combined.
Next, heat a grill pan until it’s nice and hot. While the pan is getting warm, just brush a bit of the butter/sugar mixture onto one side of the fruit slices. (You probably won’t use the entire mixture.) Brushing this mixture onto the fruit allows it to caramelize nicely.
When the grill pan is hot, place your fruit slices in the pan. Grill until you see golden grill marks on the fruit, then turn them over. Do the same on the other side of the fruit, and set aside the pan.
Next, taste your raspberry sauce. If it’s tart, add two tablespoons of sugar and mix well.
Last, pool a bit of sauce on a plate, top with several slices of grilled fruit and enjoy your all-natural treat!