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Recipe From from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Grape Leaf–Wrapped Brie with Grape Salsa

  • People

    Serves 4 to 6

  • Prep Time

    15 min.

  • Grilling Time

    4 to 5 min.

People
Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time
15 min.
Grilling Time
4 to 5 min.

the Ingredients

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Salsa

  • balsamic vinegar
  • granulated sugar
  • 150 grams coarsely chopped seedless red and/or purple grapes
  • chopped fresh mint leaves
 
  • large grape leaves in brine
  • wheel triple-cream Brie cheese, about 225 grams
  • baguette, about 225 grams, cut diagonally into 1 centimetre slices
  • grape-seed oil or olive oil

Special Equipment

  • butcher’s twine

Instructions

  • 01 In a small skillet over medium heat on the stove, combine the vinegar and sugar. Add the grapes and cook to soften them, about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a small bowl and cover to keep warm. Add the mint just before serving.
  • 02 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (180°C to 230°C).
  • 03 Unroll and rinse the grape leaves. Spread out the leaves on a work surface and pat dry with paper towels. Cut off and discard the tough stems. Overlap four grape leaves, vein-side up, into a circle about 30 centimetres wide. Put another leaf in the centre and then put the wheel of cheese on top. Cover the cheese with another grape leaf. Wrap the leaves around the cheese, overlapping them to prevent the cheese from ultimately leaking out. Knot together two 90 centimetre pieces of butcher’s twine in the middle. Lay on a work surface in the shape of an X. Set the cheese bundle on top. Bring the twine to the top and tie snugly. Wrap the twine around the cheese one or two more times like spokes on a wheel, knotting snugly in the centre each time. Tuck in any loose leaf edges. Trim the ends of the twine.
  • 04 Lightly brush the cheese bundle and bread slices all over with the oil. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the cheese over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until each side is soft when gently pressed, 3 to 4 minutes, turning once. Carefully remove the cheese and let rest for about 2 minutes. After you remove the cheese, grill the bread slices over direct medium heat until they are lightly toasted on one side only, about 1 minute.
  • 05 Arrange the cheese and grilled bread on a serving plate or tray. Cut the twine and discard it. Pull the grape leaves open to reveal the cheese inside. Be sure to do this just before serving as the cheese begins to ooze out as soon as you remove the grape leaves. Top the cheese with some of the grape salsa or serve it alongside in a bowl. Use spoons to scoop up cheese and salsa. Then place on slices of grilled bread.
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