Posts Tagged ‘skewers’

Scallop, black pudding and fig skewers

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This skewer recipe utilizes the well loved pairing of scallops and black pudding, with the less common fresh fig, instead of the usual apple sauce, and I have to say it’s a bit of a winner. Figs are wonderful and in season at this time of year.

Simply skewer alternately plump scallops, quarters of fresh fig, and cubes of black pudding, crisp up over a hot BBQ grill for a few minutes each side, until the scallops are browned on the outside but still slightly undercooked through, (how I like them best) and the fig and black pudding crisp on the outside.

Season with a little coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

I served mine with a crisp salad and a piece of olive oil drizzled bruschetta. The flavours worked perfectly together, sweet plump scallops, crispy black pudding and juicy sweet caramelised fig.

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Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Skewers

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Chicken….check, Bacon……oh yes, Avocado………what?

Yes Grilled Avocado is surprisingly delicious, you still get the lovely creaminess of the ripe avocado, but the edges caramelise beautifully and add a smoky creamy elegance to the kebab. I used quality chicken breast that I diced into large chunks. These went onto the skewers, with strips of back bacon, and chunks of the avocado alternately.

I cooked these on a red hot grill to crisp up the edges and brushed with chilli jam for a little sweetness until the chicken was cooked through, and only took around 5 minutes on a very hot hibachi grill.

This works….try it.

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