Grilled Brie and Basil Apricots, with quinoa and radish salad.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

On the Monday of the bank holiday weekend we looked in the fridge and agreed that whilst we had a lot of food – non of it really seemed to go together. We had a lot of odd and ends, left over from other, planned, meals. We had a lot of ingredients which had never met before, and so, we set about introducing them.

The results were great!

Grilled apricot basil and goats cheese

Grilled Brie and Basil Apricots

What you need:

  • Ripe apricots, cut in half, with the stones removed
  • One slice of brie for each. This would also work well with goats cheese, but this was a leftovers dinner
  • A large basil leaf for each, torn in half. The tearing releases the flavour, so if you want to use one whole, smaller one instead, just make sure to bruise it first to let the flavour out.

Grilled apricot basil and goats cheese

It’s really simple:

  • Cut the apricots in half and remove the seeds
  • Take a fairly thick slice of brie and put it in the middle of the apricot, where the stone was
  • Put the torn piece of basil on top of the cheese

Grilled apricot basil and goats cheese

  • Put the two halves of the apricots back together and wrap in foil

Grilled apricot basil and goats cheese
Grilled apricot basil and goats cheese

  • Put the lovely little apricot packages under a hot grill for about 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted

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  • After 10 minutes open the little foil packages (carefully, they’ll be hot) and put the apricots in their open packages back in for 2 or 3 minutes to brown. I used a wooden spoon to prop the oven door open to let the air circulate a little at this stage.

Grilled apricot basil and goats cheese

  • I made a side of quinoa and a watercress and radish salad to go along side the apricots, partially because I think beautiful red radishes can lift any rainy afternoon, and partially because this is a meal of leftovers, and that’s what was in the fridge.

Grilled apricot basil and goats cheese


Grilled apricot basil and goats cheese Grilled apricot basil and goats cheese



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2 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks absolutely amazing!! great job- I must try 🙂 thanks for sharing!

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  2. atkokosplace says:

    I never thought to do this with apricots! It looks wonderful. Thank you really for sharing. I want to try! Your photos are lovely!!!!! 🙂

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