My oven has a grill and I hardly ever use it. I make my grilled sandwiches in the sandwich press. The first step to the challenge was finding a recipe. I wasn’t to keen on grilling vegetables this time only because I wanted to make something “different”
I finally found what I wanted at Matt Bitman’s blog. His Skewered Grilled Fruit with Ginger Syrup sounded good. He suggests using bananas with the skin on and pineapples. With the monsoons here, this is not the best time for fruit and the variety of fruit available is somewhat limited. I had some nice ripe plantains and very sweet apples. I also used paneer. This idea was an inspiration from a recipe of Jude’s at Apple Pies, Patis Pate.
I also made some changes to the ginger syrup, adding some cardamom (my favourite spice), cinnamon and nutmeg while using brown sugar instead of white sugar. I lightly crushed the ginger (rather than slicing it) so it would release more flavour.
Here’s my version. But please see the original recipe at Matt’s blog for a better idea of this recipe.