Grilled Goat Cheese Plums

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Welcome back. This will probably be our last post until next week because every other night this week is loaded with festivities leading up to my sister's wedding this Sunday! We've got family dinners, wedding rehearsals, parties and the big day itself. It's bound to be an exciting week of food, family, and drink, though I've got to try to keep myself somewhat reserved so I am well-rested for my MCT course next week ;)

So last week I ventured up to St. Jacob's Market in Elora with my sisters. It was our first time there and we had no idea what to expect. That place is intense, a fresh produce haven! It's pretty much a local farmer's market equivalent to the size of a small amusement park. I actually got separated from my sister's at one point and was good and lost for about an hour. Long story short, I came home with a giant bag of organic plums and this recipe in mind (we also got cucumbers, and peaches and berries oh my!). If we lived closer and didn't have a whole day ahead of us then I would have bought my entire two week shopping list there.

This recipe is a perfect summer sidekick. It goes well as an appetizer, side dish or even dessert. Eat up peeps!

-Jon.

YIELD: 4-8 servings

TIME: 15 min

INGREDIENTS:

4 organic plums (or however many plums you want to make)

2 tbsp maple syrup

100g soft un-ripened goat cheese.

PROCESS:

1. Slice plums in half, remove the pit, and core out part of the center using a sharp spoon or knife.

2. Once your grill is warm, place plums directly on the grill and cook for about 10-12 min, flipping between sides occasionally.

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3. When the plums have lost some water and begin to nicely char, place a tspn of goat cheese in the center of each one (face up on the grill) and lightly drizzle with maple syrup to your liking. 

4. Reduce heat, cover, and cook for about another 3 minutes to allow the cheese to just begin to melt.

5. Remove from grill and serve them with anything you like, or eat them on their own!

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