|Fresh from the garden. Photo courtesy of my sister L.K.|
After all grilled food I shared yesterday it was only natural to post some dessert. Although my plan was to share with you my biscotti recipe, my morning conversation with my parents and my sister made some changes to my posting schedule.
They were having an unexpected family reunion at my parent's house (unexpected meaning it wasn't planned, but many relatives showed up: often happens in our house!), and she sent me a picture of the table, nothing fancy, just an usual late summer meal: stuffed peppers, some meat, garden vegetables, feta cheese, mushrooms (oh, my mother's mushrooms: she makes it amazingly delicious, and she picks them too), some antipasti in the very low right corner, and roasted plums in the middle.
|Nothing fancy... Photo courtesy of my sister L.K.|
Roasted plums? That sounds interesting, and what about grilled plums? Yes, I can do that now!
As soon as my Skype conversation was over, I went back to the kitchen to create. I didn't have all the ingredients for those beautiful roasted plums my sister made, so I made my own.
1 lb (500 gram) any plums, halved and pit removed
2 tablespoons Agave nectar, or sugar
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
*Note: alcohol evaporates during cooking process, but you can skip it if it's not appropriate for you)
In a bowl combine all ingredients and place on a grill for 4-7 minutes.
Here is another advantage of panini grill with adjustable plates: I was able to place plums cut side up to prevent juices from leaking, and I also set the top plate just to touch the plums, without squishing it.
I decorated grilled plums with whipped cream and some sprinkles.
To some degree I felt as I participated in the family reunion, thanks to Skype.
***Does your family has spontaneous evens, or it is always planned?