Peach season is fleeting.
Sure, we get peaches quite a bit here in Southern California… but summer peaches, those peaches that are so juicy that it’s almost a whole body experience to attempt to stay juice-free, are a real treat.
Ironically, I didn’t like peaches as a kid. Not even a little. I didn’t like the fuzzy outside or the fact that they were so soft. I remember one year at sleep away camp, on “special” days the counselors would come by with either peaches and plums for an afternoon snack. I HATED those days. I didn’t like plums and peaches were just too juicy, too soft and too messy. My best fried would always ask to eat mine and I gladly gave it to her. I would rather go hungry or thirsty than eat a peach. I tried. But I just couldn’t even get past the first bite. What was I thinking!!!
The good new is, maybe my kids will come to love tomatoes one day. I can always hope, right?
Anyway, I’ve been using peaches quite a bit in the kitchen these days. Sure, I still enjoy them straight from the farmer’s market – juice running down to my elbow, flesh giving way under the slightest pressure. But I’ve been enjoying them other ways too.
Like over chicken (I’m working on getting this recipe… stay tuned).
Grilled Peaches are one of those treats that you can serve almost anytime of day.
Brush with some vegetable oil, place cut-side-down on a hot grill until charred and then drizzle with honey and sprinkle with salt (if you like the salty/sweet combo like I do) and you’re set!
I serve these as a side dish when I’m grilling, but you can easily top with a bit of whipped cream and serve them for dessert…or keep the left overs for breakfast the next day.
But be quick! You probably don’t have a camp counselor handing out perfectly ripe peaches every afternoon and before you know it these summer peaches will be out of season and you’ll be sorry …
- 2 peaches, halved
- vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- salt to taste
- Half each peach, removing the pit.
- Brush the cut side with a little bit of vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
- Place cut side down on a HOT grill.
- Grill for a few minutes until the peach is charred.
- Remove from heat and drizzle with honey and sprinkle with salt (if desired).
- Carefully cut peaches in half
- Brush peaches with oil
- Drizzle honey
- Sprinkle salt