Time for another installment of Food Network's blog - FN Dish. This week it's all about peaches. To me nothing says summer like the smell of a fresh, ripe peach. The aroma is intoxicating! And I know I'm not the only one that feels that way - so be sure to read all the way to the bottom for more links from the fabulous Summer Fest bloggers.
The recipe I chose to make combines two of summers greatest things - peaches and grilling. Don't worry if you don't have a BBQ grill, an indoor grill will do just fine! Nothing gives food the flavor that cooking it on the grill does, even if it is indoors.
The best way to pick a peach is to smell it. I know, I know it looks weird to hold it up to your nose and sniff, and if your nose actually touches it you feel obligated to take it. But it's really the only way to get a good peach. It should smell unmistakenly like peach. The peach should have some give to it with no blemishes.
This recipe is simple, but oh so flavorful with the addition of the ginger caramel sauce. If you don't want the sauce, that's fine. But be sure to have some ice cream handy, home made or store bought doesn't matter.
To make Grilled Peaches with Ginger Caramel Sauce and Pound Cake here's what you'll need:
3-4 ripe peaches, medium size
3/4 c sugar
2 teaspoons grated ginger (more or less to taste)
2 T butter
splash of cream
store bought ice cream (or home made)
store bought pound cake (my favorite cake)
Makes 6 servings.
Slice the peaches in half and lay them on a low- medium heat grill. This will work great after you've grilled your main course and the coals have burned down a little. You don't want the grill or grill pan too hot or the peaches will burn.
Cook the peaches just until they are warm, soft and caramelized.
For the Ginger Caramel Sauce
Add the sugar to a skillet on low heat. Keep an eye on the sugar, it can go from caramel to burnt in an instant. Swirl the pan occasionally to allow the heat to distribute. Once the sugar starts to caramelize add the grated ginger. Swirl again to combine. Once the sugar is caramel color add the butter and cream. The pan will sizzle so beware. It's okay! Stir to combine and set aside.
Slice the pound cake and place on the grill just long enough to get some grill marks and warm it through.
Place the pound cake on a plate. Top with the grilled peaches, a scoop of ice cream, then drizzle with the caramel sauce.
Have a favorite peach recipe? Looking for a new way to enjoy this summer time favorite fruit? Then look no further than the list below for more creative, yummy recipes.....
HAPPY SUMMER FEST!!
Jeanette's Healthy Living: Peach Blackberry Arugula Salad
Cooking With Elise: Streusel Topped Peach Muffins With Peach Butter
Heather Christo Cooks: Peach Coconut Pancakes
Ingredients, Inc: Easy Peach Pie
Dishin & Dishes: Peach Lacquered Chicken Salad
Big Girls Small Kitchen: Easy Peach Limeade
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Fresh Peach and Coconut Cake
Daily*Dishin: Caramelized Grilled Peaches
Delicious Lean: Smokey Peach Chipotle Grilled Chicken
Thursday Night Dinner: Peach Shortbread
Sweet Life Bake: Jicama Tortilla Salad With Peach Dressing
I Am Baker: Cilantro Peach Salsa
Zaika Zabardast: Donut Peach Quesadilla
And Love It Too: Peachy Coconut Streusel Muffins
Daydreamer Desserts: White Peach Margaritas
Cooking Channel: 4 Savory Uses for Peaches
Healthy Eats: What to do With Overripe Peaches
FN Dish: Peaches Move to the Big Kids' Table