Lime Basil Grilled Fruit
- serves 6
1 medium fresh pineapple, peeled and sliced thinly into length wise wedges
1 medium ripe papaya, (weighing about 1 lb), peeled and sliced into length-wise wedges
4 Tbsp lime juice (60 ml)
3 Tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped (45 ml)
½ cup icing sugar (125 ml)
⅔ cup water (75 ml)
1. In a small sauce pan over medium heat combine lime juice, sugar and water and simmer until the sugar has dissolved and syrup is slightly thickened. Take mixture off the heat and stir in basil until well combined. Refrigerate mixture for at least 8 hours to allow flavour to infuse or until needed.
2. Preheat grill to 400 F.
3. Generously oil elements on top of grill and place pieces of pineapple and papaya and grill them for one minute on each side or until grill marks form on the fruit surface. In a glass bowl combine pineapple, papaya and the lime/basil syrup and stir gently until fruit is well coated. Serve garnished with a sprig of basil.