Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Peachy Keen

My fiance is a bit of a picky eater. Oh, I've watched him eat escargot and steak tartar, but put most fruits or veggies in front of him and watch his mouth bolt itself shut!

That being said, my local chain grocery store had the most incredible fuzzy peaches on sale this week. Firm, sweet and ready to eat, I decided to grill them in the hopes of tricking my beloved into putting something healthy in his mouth. Paired with vanilla ice cream or pound cake (we had both), this amazingly simple dessert is the perfect end to any long summer day.

Simply Grilled Peaches
(Serves 2 or 4 depending on serving size)

2 firm-to-touch peaches
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Vanilla ice cream, pound cake, or whipped cream

Preheat a grill, grill-pan, or griddle to 350 or medium.

Carefully halve each peach along the seam and remove any pits inside.
Brush lightly with the oil and lay cut-side down on the hot grill.
Cook for 5 minutes or until the flesh is charred.
Tent the pan with aluminum foil and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the outside of the peach is warm and soft.
Remove peaches from the grill and lightly sprinkle with brown sugar.
Allow brown sugar to melt into the peaches while you plate the ice cream or other accompaniments.
Enjoy! :)
Yields 1 peach or 1/2 peach per serving.

Simple, delicious, done!

XOXO Shauna, aka the College Gastronome.

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