Fruit Kebabs

Serves 4 Ingredients Method

2 eating apples

2 conference Pears (not too ripe!)

Juice of 1 lemon

8 strips of streaky bacon

2 large pork escallopes, battoned until quite thin OilSalt and freshly ground black pepper

50g of butter

50g of breadcrumbs Finely grated rind of

1⁄2 a lemon

1 spring onion, very finely chopped

1 tblsp of chopped,

fresh basil Sprigs of fresh basil to garnish

Halve the apples and pears and remove the cores; cut in half once again to give quarters. Toss the prepared fruits in lemon juice. Stretch the bacon strips slightly with the back of a knife; cut each pork escallope into 4 long wide strips. Roll each piece of apple up in a slice of bacon, roll each section of pear up in a strip of pork. Thread alternately onto four small kebab skewers. Brush the threaded kebabs with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 8-10 minutes, turning the kebabs once. Meanwhile, melt the butter and fry the breadcrumbs until crisp and golden; stir in the lemon rind, spring onion and chopped basil. Arrange the kebabs on a serving dish, sprinkle with the flavoured crumbs and garnish with sprogs of basil.