Glazes are made from jams and jellies that are thinned with a liquid such as orange or pineapple juice. Since glazes are high in sugar they can easily char and burn. Therefore brush the glaze onto the meat during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Recipe for Ginger-Apricot Glaze
Stir together 1 cup apricot jam, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 1/8 teaspoon dry ginger. Brush onto meat during last 5 minutes of grilling.
Select firm, ripe veggies for grilling. Cut the vegetables into large pieces and place them on skewers. Baste lightly with a vegetable oil spray and season with herbs, soy sauce, wine, or flavored vinegars. Grill until hot, tender and slightly golden brown. Try bell peppers, cabbage, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, summer squash, tomatoes, potatoes, or sweet potatoes.
You can also grill firm, ripe fruit on skewers! Lightly spray large pieces with vegetable oil. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, or ginger. Grill until slightly golden brown. Great choices include apples, apricots, figs, peaches and pears.
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