Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Peaches on the Grill by Elaine Lockey

photo courtesy of chasingdelicious.com

Grilled Balsamic Peaches

Yes, you read it right: grilled peaches. The sweet and tangy combined taste of grilled peaches is like no other.  I was skeptical until I tried this and now it’s my favorite summer side dish.  Use fresh peaches for this. It’s a great way to use up peaches that need to be eaten right away.

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)
4 peaches, halved and pitted (don't need to skin)
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper to taste   
1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (can decrease this amount)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
2 teaspoon chopped Italian flat leaf parsley


1. Preheat grill for high heat for 10 minutes

2. Place olive oil in a bowl. Add peach halves and toss to evenly coat with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Cook the peaches, flesh side down, on preheated grill until slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and dust with Cajun seasoning. Cut halves into slices or leave as is. Put peaches into bowl and toss with vinegar and parsley if desired.

4. Serve warm. Great side dish.

(Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com and originally submitted by user Shock)