Off the Grill

July 16, 2013

Try this delicious grilled lemon pound cake with peaches and cream.


Photo courtesy of Con Poulos and

Move over brats and burgers! It’s time to spice up your grill with something other than the typical barbecue fare. Grilled fruits, breads and desserts add a little pizzazz to your grilling expedition. Pair the recipes below with exquisite Missouri wine, and travel off the beaten path to take grilling to a whole new level.

Grilled lemon pound cake with peaches and cream: This moist cake is ideal for any occasion. Toss it on the grill until it’s toasty and crisp, then top with grilled peaches and whipped cream for a real treat. Keep an eye out for local peaches, which are in season mid-to-late summer!
Pairs wells with: Dessert wine or fruit wine

Grilled watermelon with yogurt: Slices of watermelon, drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper and charred on the grill. Top the slices with Greek yogurt (try making your own) and garnish with mint for a delectable summer snack.
Pairs well with: Traminette

Cheese stuffed grilled peppers: For this recipe, use whichever mild peppers you like. Stuff the peppers with a creamy mixture of mild and bold cheeses, and then grill until the skin is blistering and the cheese is gooey and hot. This is a perfect summer appetizer.
Pairs well with: Vidal blanc, or Vignoles if using spicier peppers

Grilled Broccoli with Chipotle-lime butter: This is not your ordinary grilled veggie recipe. Seasoned broccoli florets charred on the grill are then tossed with smoky and savory Chipotle-lime butter and garnished with creamy queso fresco.
Pairs well with: Vignoles

Juicy grilled tomatoes: Grilled tomatoes can be added to almost any recipe or just enjoyed on their own. Grilling the lightly seasoned tomatoes in a foil pack will preserve those delicious juices and provide plenty of flavors.
Pairs well with: Rosé

Grilled bread: If you’re looking for a way to shake up the breadbasket, look no further. Thick slices of grilled bread rubbed with olive oil and garlic are a perfect addition to any meal.
Pairs well with: Your favorite Missouri wine

Grilled fruit bruschetta: Honey mascarpone spread on slices of grilled, crispy bread are then topped with sugar and lavender-coated fruit skewers that have been grilled until lightly charred and tender.
Pairs well with: Vignoles

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