BBQ Cinnamon Nectarines

This week is the start of delicious local New Season Nectarines and Peaches. I have included one of my all time favourite Cinnamon Nectarine BBQ recipes below – an amazing and easy Summer desert or salad on the BBQ. Both Nectarines and Peaches are also perfect warm or cold in salads.

Cinnamon Grilled BBQ Nectarines

40 g (2 tablespoons) butter. Milly’s home-made lemon butter is a great option here – no need to heat or melt it – just marinade straight onto your fruit and sprinkle with the cinnamon. Use less or no sugar as the lemon butter is sweet.
1 – 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar. (use honey or malt syrup if you like)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or sweet mixed spice (my favourite one).
4 – 8 firm ripe nectarines, halved, stone removed. Firm peaches are also amazing done this way.
Frozen or cold yoghurt or your favourite vanilla ice cream to serve.
Drizzle some delicious balsamic and fresh Roasted Nuts, Mint, Thyme or Sage leaves to serve.

Preheat BBQ to medium-high heat. Using the BBQ, melt butter with cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat. Place nectarines, cut side up, onto BBQ (or pan if you like) and brush liberally with the cinnamon butter. Sprinkle fruit evenly with brown sugar then BBQ for 3-4 minutes or until sugar melts and caramelises slightly. Remove fruit from grill and stand for 3-5 minutes to cool slightly before serving with your favourite ice-cream or yoghurt. Yumm! Thanks to Taste for the inspiration for this adapted recipe.

Happy local produce eating!