Allspice, nutmeg and rum give these kebabs of strawberries, pineapple, kiwi and mango a lilting Caribbean accent.
Combine the cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the rum, brown sugar, honey, pineapple juice, and lime juice; set aside.
Leave small fruits, such as strawberries, whole; cut others into 1- to 1-1/2-inch cubes. Thread the fruit on skewers, alternating contrasting colors. Sprinkle the spices over the kebabs. Shortly before grilling, baste the kebabs with half of the rum marinade and dust generously with confectioners’ sugar to promote caramelization. Grill over a moderately hot fire until the fruit begins to show grill marks. Turn and continue to grill until the fruit has softened and browned nicely. Take care not to burn the strawberries. Drizzle the remaining marinade over the kebabs and serve immediately.
nutrition information (per serving):
1.5, Fat Calories
15, Saturated Fat
2, Monounsaturated Fat
72, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Judi Rutz