Recipes — appetizers

Matt Curmi

Maple Planked Apples with Honey Basil Chèvre

Maple Planked Apples with Honey Basil Chèvre

This late sweet treat makes a great appetizer, side, or dessert. Serves – 8 Total Time – 45 minutes Tip – Shave off a little from the underside of each apple half to give them some stability on the plank. Ingredients Maple Grilling Planks 4 Apples 2 Tbsp. Honey 8 oz. Chèvre ½ cup fresh Raspberries 3 Tbsp. Basil leaves, sliced thin pinch Black Pepper Method Preheat the grill or oven to 450˚ F and soak the planks in hot water for at least 15 minutes. Cut the apples in half from stem to flower. Cut off a little from the...

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Matt Curmi

Cherry Planked Peach Habanero Salsa

Cherry Planked Peach Habanero Salsa

This refreshing salsa packs a hit of both heat, sweet, and cherry smoke. You can genuinely taste the fruit in cherry wood smoke. Just like any salsa this one gets better as it chills and the flavors mingle. Serves – a group Time – 30 minutes Ingredients Cherry Grilling Planks 4 ripe Peaches, pitted and quartered 1 White Onion, cut into wedges 1 Habanero Chili 1 Cucumber, diced small ¼ cup Green Onion, sliced thin 1 cup Tomato, diced 1 Lime Method Preheat a grill or oven to 500˚ F, soak the planks in hot water for at least 15 minutes....

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Annie Kuster

Planked Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins

Planked Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins

When the words bacon, cheddar, and potato are grouped together you know it's going to be delicious. Servings - 2  Time - 70 minutes Ingredients:  Cedar Planks  2 Russet Potatoes 2 slices of Bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 oz. Cheddar Cheese, grated 2 Tbsp. Sour Cream Green Onion, thinly sliced Salt and Pepper  Method: Preheat grill or oven to 400°F, and soak Cedar planks in hot water for 15 minutes. Place aluminum-foil wrapped potatoes on preheated grill for about 1 hour, or until cooked. For a shortcut, you can also microwave the whole potatoes for 5 minutes, after giving them...

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Matt Curmi

Red Oak Roasted Baba Ganoush

Red Oak Roasted Baba Ganoush

This Vegetarian recipe is full of flavor and can be easily prepared in advance. Serves – 4 Total Time – 1 hour Tip – To preserve lemon, simply quarter the fruit, pack into a clean jar, and pack with salt and a little water to cover, wait a month and you’re all set. If that’s too long to wait, just use lemon zest! Ingredients Red Oak Grilling Planks 2 medium Eggplants ⅓ cup Olive Oil, plus extra for brushing Kosher Salt 2 Tbsp Tahini paste 6 Garlic cloves, whole and in the skin Pinch ground Cumin Dash Smoked Paprika 1 Tbsp...

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