Smoky strawberry skewers

Smoky strawberry skewers recipe

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Go beyond burgers on the barbecue and try grilling up this fruity sweet treat. A sprinkling of sugar helps strawberries caramelise in just minutes on the barbecue for an easy dessert. Serve with softly whipped cream for dipping. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
  • 151 calories / serving
  • Healthy

Ingredients

  • 400g strawberries, hulled but left whole
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1½ tbsp dark brown soft sugar
  • 100g quark fat-free soft cheese
  • 75ml whipping cream
  • handful small fresh basil leaves

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    630kj
    151kcal
    8%
  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    5g 25%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    0g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 12.7g Protein 4.2g Fibre 3.8g

Method

  1. Light the barbecue and wait until the flames have died down, or preheat the grill to high. Thread the strawberries onto metal skewers (or pre-soaked wooden ones) and brush all over with the oil. Place on the barbecue or grill, sprinkle with half the sugar and cook for 3-4 mins until they begin to char. Set aside to cool.
  2. Spoon the quark into a bowl and pour in the cream and remaining sugar. Whisk together until smooth. Scatter the basil over the strawberry skewers and serve with the cream for dipping.

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