‘Tis the Season … for Grilling

Posted on Jul 11th 2017 by Florida Blue

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Nothing says summer quite like a backyard barbecue. You can cook tons of delicious, healthy meals—everything from chicken breast to roasted veggies—right on your grill! But have you ever tried grilled fruit?

Put your peaches and watermelon to good use, and try this sweet grilled dish at your next barbecue.

Grilled Fruit Kebabs

               Ingredients List

                  12 skewers (soaked in water for at least 2 hours before grilling)

                  4 cups cubed fruit (peaches, plums, watermelon and pineapple are good choices

                  because they have firmer flesh that will hold up better on the grill)

                  1 tablespoon canola oil

                  2 tablespoons honey

                  1 teaspoon vanilla extract

                  ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


1.  Preheat grill to medium-hot.

2.  Place fruit onto the skewers, alternating as you go.

3.  Mix honey, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon in a small bowl.

4.  Brush oil on the kebabs and place them on the grill.

5.  Grill the kebabs for 3 to 5 minutes per side. As the kebabs cook, baste them with the honey mixture until you see grill marks.

6.  Take them off the grill and brush them with the rest of the honey mixture.

7.   Enjoy!

               Serving size: 2 kebabs.  Source: eatright.org

Grill It Safe

Even if you have been grilling out for years, take a look at these precautions before you fire up your grill and toss a steak on an open flame.

  • Make sure to marinate your meat before you cook. When you do, make sure to keep the meat cold in the fridge while it marinates.
  • Thaw meat completely before grilling.
  • Remove fat from meat before cooking.
  • Remove any charred portions from meat before you eat it.
  • Use a meat thermometer to make sure your meat is a safe temperature. Poultry should be at least 165 F. Beef, pork, lamb and veal should cook until at least 145 F.

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