Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs Recipe
Iain Bagwell
You'll need 32 bamboo skewers (each 8 in.); there's no need to soak them before they go on the grill, because they won't char with such a short cooking time.

Yield:

Serves 8
Total time: 32 Minutes

Recipe from

Sunset

Recipe Time

Total: 32 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 302
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Protein 4 g
Fat 12 g
Satfat 7.1 g
Carbohydrate 47 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Sodium 326 mg
Cholesterol 33 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup crème fraîche
2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
Zest of 1/2 lemon
1 angel food cake (1 lb.)
32 strawberries (2 lbs.), preferably about 1 1/2 in. wide, hulled to create a V-shaped hollow
6 tablespoons strawberry jam

Preparation

1. Beat whipping cream, crème fraîche, sugar, and zest in a bowl with a mixer until thick enough to hold a soft shape. Chill.

2. Cut cake into parallel slices 1 1/2 in. wide, then cut slices into 32 chunks, each 1 1/2 in. Save remaining cake for other uses.

3. Heat grill to medium-low (300° to 350°). Put strawberries in a large bowl. Microwave jam in a glass measuring cup until bubbling, about 30 seconds. Using a pastry brush, dab hulled insides of berries with jam, then brush remaining jam over berries and turn gently to coat all over.

4. Hold a pair of bamboo skewers so they're slightly separated and thread a chunk of cake onto them, then a berry crosswise, then another chunk of cake and another berry. Repeat to make 15 more kebabs.

5. Grill kebabs, covered, turning once with tongs, until grill marks appear, 3 to 4 minutes; cake should release from grate when it's toasted, but if not, nudge with tip of tongs. Serve with cream mixture.

Make ahead: Through step 4 up to 2 hours, covered and chilled.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

July 2011
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