Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Grilled Peaches

Here is some advice for free: go grill some peaches as soon as humanly possible.

Have you ever been craving a delicious peach pie, but not wanted to go the the extreme lengths of making pastry, slicing peaches etc. etc? Then go grill some peaches.

Definitely just listen to me on this: on your way home from wherever you are right now, pass by a green grocer and buy maybe... 6 of the ripest, but not too ripe peaches (they still need to be able to hold their shape when you slice them in half). 

Then when you arrive home, turn on your BBQ. If you don't have a BBQ, I'm sorry, but you need to turn on your broiler even though its summer (in Vancouver this shouldn't be a problem), or maybe get out your Foreman Grill? Whatever- you need something super hot, like 400 degrees. 

While the BBQ gets nice and hot, slice the peach in half, remove the pits and dip each slice of peach -cut side down -into a plate of sugar. I used white, but I'd like to try brown next time. Don't remove the skin- its a hassle and its important for keeping the peaches from collapsing on the grill.

Place the peach slices face down on the BBQ, close the lid and go whip some cream with mint or vanilla. When you are done whipping the cream, check those peaches. The sugar should caramelize on the peach- they need about 10 to 15 minutes on a hot BBQ. 
I took a picture of Claire taking a picture. What happens before you eat good food when you make a blog together.
Serve warm with whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream. Its the perfect simple summer dessert. It literally tasted like the juicy perfect insides of a peach pie, which is the best part of the pie anyways, right?

We also ate this with a homemade pie that was reheated on the BBQ! And some wine. On a porch in the Okanagan. The Life. I never want summer to end. 
Some pretty girls eating yummy grilled things on a summer evening.

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