It’s time for….Grapes
For a twist on the classic cheese plate, give red or green grapes a quick sauté or some time in the oven. You know they are healthy (the fruit is packed with heart-protective and cancer-fighting polyphenols); heat gives them a unique, concentrated sweet-tart flavor. Here, three totally new ways to serve grapes.
- Serve them over fish: sauté halved seedless red grapes in olive oil until they blister. Place over chilled seared tuna and serve with a shaved fennel side salad.
- Make a sweet-and-sour sauce: to a dry hot pan, add seedless light red grapes. After 30 seconds, remove from heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil; return to burner. When grapes blister, deglaze with wine vinegar. Serve over bitter greens, dill, and feta.
Put them on pizza: to whole-wheat pizza dough, add goat cheese, charred broccoli, sautéed red onion, sliced red grapes, and chili flakes. Bake and then top with sliced greed grapes mixed with honey, mint, jalapeno, and basil.