Zucchini parcels and forks arranged on a pan.
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Feta Parcels with Grilled Zucchini and Peaches

Don't be afraid to experiment on the grill with ingredients like in-season zucchini and peaches.

 

Zucchini parcels and forks arranged on a pan.

Feta Parcels with Grilled Zucchini and Peaches

Ingredients
  

  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 tsp cane sugar or granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp hot pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp rubbed thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 blocks feta cheese 200 g each
  • 3 zucchini
  • cup olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Heat barbecue to medium heat. Preheat oven to 120°F.
  • Spread lemon and orange zest on a baking sheet; dry in oven for about 10 minutes. Place fennel seeds in a pan; roast in oven without oil until fragrant. Let cool.
  • Using a mortar and pestle, combine fennel, sea salt, sugar and hot pepper flakes; grind until fine. Add thyme and dried citrus to mortar and pestle; grind until fine. Mix with paprika and garlic. Spread rub on a dinner plate.
  • Halve peaches and remove pits. Press flat side into rub and let peaches stand for 10 minutes. Pat feta dry; cut each in half and press both sides into rub. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Cut zucchini lengthwise into scant ¼-inch thick slices (thin enough to wrap around feta); sprinkle with 2 tsp of the rub mixture and let rest 5 minutes. Pat dry with paper towel. Wrap cheese block with 2 to 3 zucchini strips; secure with skewers. Lightly brush each cheese parcel all over with some of the oil; lightly brush cut side of peaches.
  • Cook cheese parcels on greased grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side; cook peaches on cut side until caramelized and slightly softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove cheese and peaches to a platter; let rest for 5 minutes. Mix remaining zucchini strips with 1 tbsp of the remaining oil; grill until browned, about 1 minute per side. Add zucchini to platter; drizzle with remaining 2 tbsp oil. Serve immediately.
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