Peaches on the Grill
*(Today’s post is going to be a bit short, as I’m in the final weeks before my son heads off to college in Colorado… and I’m trying to get in as much time as I can with him before he leaves.)
I’m normally not a “Summer” kind of a person. I actually prefer cold, rainy days where I can wear a warm sweater and kick around in my rain boots. But, since we’re in the middle of the hot, humid, smoggy weather we seem to get here in Southern California each June-October, I may as well make the best of it. The silver lining to this heat has to be the stone fruit! Whether it’s peaches, plums, apricots, or loquats… I am in heaven when they’re in season. But peaches are my favorite.
I’ve always loved my mom’s Peach Cobbler, but some times I just don’t have time (or energy) to bake. Plus, who really wants to heat the house by turning on the oven, when it’s over 100° outside? yikes! Problem solved: About 10 years ago I started grilling peaches to imitate the same slow-baked flavor, and in the process, learned that there’s no need to add sugar for sweetness. Nice!
Start by cutting the peaches in half, and pulling out the seed. Shake some cinnamon over the cut edges, and dab a little butter on them. Set your grill to medium, and let the peaches soak in that cinnamon while your grill heats up.
Put your fruit, cut side down on the grill, and only move, once the grill marks show up on the flesh. You can either move them to the left just a bit in the same direction so that all marks are parallel, or you can give them a 90° turn for a cross mark.
Once the second mark has set in, take your peaches off of the grill.
(Wasn’t that ridiculously easy?!)
♥ Serve them alone, with just fresh blueberries in the center for a delicious Paleo treat.
♥ Dice along with avocado, grilled onion, and minced jalapeño for a really tasty fresh salsa. (This is fantastic with grilled chicken breast)
♥ Serve with a slice of pound cake, blueberries, and fresh whipped cream if you’re craving that ”peach cobbler” taste. (of course now it’s no longer paleo!)
See? I told you this would be a short blog, but hopefully it will get you to try this tasty little treat.
Now it’s your turn… I’ve got 3 questions for you, and I’d LOVE to have your answers!
1. Which fruit have you grilled before?
2. Has this given you an idea for an upcoming meal?
3. Back to the son thing… do you have a kid going away to college?
Have a wonderful week, and I can’t wait to read your answers. Enjoy!