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Nov 30, 2006 08:56 PM

Grilled Avocados

One word, amazing. I was wondering if anyone knew of a cheese that might pair well with grilled avocados. I am always looking to cover things in cheese, a good cheese. Not that grilled avocado even needs cheese. I've used feta which isn't half bad.

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  1. how do you grill an avocado?

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    1. re: katp

      Cut it in half and put it on the grill.

    2. maybe an aged goat cheese? i feel like you need something slightly pungent to contrast the avocado's mellowness. grilled haloumi might be nice; it's been a while since i've had it and i don't even remember what it tastes like, although i do remember loving it. also, i like the nuttiness of swiss or gruyere on a sandwich with avocado, so it might be nice on a grilled avocado.

      my mother-in-law served grilled avocados drizzled with a vinaigrette once and it was amazing. much greater than the sum of its parts.

      1. How about ricotta salata? Or an aged jack? And yeah, how do you grill an avocado?

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        1. re: ScarletB

          My recipe is similar to the one above but avocado has a different and more robust flavor when grilled and needs very little else done to it. I slice the avocadoes in half, rub the exposed fruit with olive, lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper and then grill open side down until the entire avocado is soft to the touch. Make sure you get a fairly firm avocado to begin with. Once it's done pull it off the grill and if you really like avocadoes just eat straight with a spoon. AMAZING!!!!

        2. I'd forget the cheese idea.
          I have sauteed avacados and that's also delicious.