Kate's Cuisine

May 11 2014

Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches 2

Happy Mother’s Day! There are several dishes I make that always remind me of my mom. Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of them, and anything with peaches is another. My mom lives in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, an area that’s known for a lot of things – wine and peaches being just two of them. Every year my mom goes to an orchard just around the corner from her house and buys me an enormous bag of peaches. The bag is not your average grocery bag. It’s a gigantic clear bag that is as big as a garbage bag, and it’s as full as it can get (and still be lifted by a human being) with peaches. I spend a day or two canning most of them, but always reserve a good bowlful or two to create beautiful peach dishes (peach pancakes and peach pie being two of them.) But doing something with these peaches doesn’t always have to be long and involved. In fact, often I’ll just brush them with a bit of honey and toss them on the grill. They’re really nothing short of brilliant, and one of my favourite ways to enjoy one of my favourite summertime fruits.

So this one mom, goes out to you. Thanks so much for the peaches, and just for being my mom. I hope you  have a very, very happy Mother’s Day!

6 peaches, cut in half with the pit removed $1.98
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil $0.09
4 tablespoons honey $0.40
Whipped cream for garnish, if desired $0.60

Total cost $3.07
Cost per serving $0.51

1.) Preheat outdoor or indoor grill to medium-high.

2.) Brush each peach half with olive oil and drizzle honey over top.

3.) Place peaches, cut-side down, on grill and cook for about two minutes, just enough to warm the surface of the peach and carmalize it a bit, and to show grill marks.

4.) Remove from heat and garnish with whipped cream if desired.

5.) Serve and enjoy!

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