Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Brie on the BBQ

This is one of Fufu's summer favourite. Most of you already know about baked brie's delicious gooeyness. This version is interesting because the grill adds a little smoky flavour that is very pleasing to this old classic.

First step: add grill marks on the cheese by placing it directly on the BBQ. This takes only a few seconds as the brie crust char very quickly. If you leave your cheese on the grill for too long it will melt and you won’t be able to retrieve it. Be fast and attentive here!


The second step consists of wrapping the cheese in grape leaves (or corn husk, or blanched leek, etc.) and using toothpicks to secure everything. This prevents the melted cheese from dripping and makes it possible to handle the cheese when ready. If you choose ingredients carefully, you can add flavour to the dish at this step. Roasted red peppers, for example, can add a very nice touch of sweetness.

After a few minutes on the upper rack f your grill (or on the main grill at a fairly low temperature) the cheese is ready to serve. To enjoy it, simply dip your favourite bread in it and serve with your favourite summer wine.


gourmandises & co said...

a very light delight!!!!

amanda said...

I've never heard of grilled brie!!! this is definately food at its porniest! great post :-)

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think it's a great idea to add grilled red pepper as a first layer wrap. It's just beautiful to look at and the sweetness of the red pepper is a definite addon to the grilled brie.

Anonymous said...

Magic Tofu, you must have been terribly busy these days. I am looking forward to reading new postings from you.

Fiber said...

Wow - I've never seen grilled brie, but it looks amazing! I am definitely trying this. And I love the idea of grilled red peppers.

Have a very lovely New Year.

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