Grilled Celery with Blue Cheese

This is a great little quick and simple appetizer.  Many may ask, why grill celery, well why not?  It definitely seems to help the texture, as a lot of people do not like the stringiness of celery and grilling helps to reduce that stringiness.  For this recipe, I stuffed it with a mixture of blue cheese and cut the flavor a bit of the blue cheese with some cream cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of Celery, cleaned and cut into 2 to 3 inch pieces
  • 4 ounces Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Directions:

Prepare the grill for medium-high direct grilling.  As the grill is warming up, mix together the cream cheese and blue cheese in a bowl and set to the side.  Toss the celery with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Place the celery on the grill over direct heat, rotating every minute or 2 and grill until softened, but still firm, still want that crunch.

Remove the celery from the grill and stuff with the blue cheese/cream cheese mixture and server immediately.

Jason BBQ

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