Friday, July 15, 2011
Grilled peaches are so simple and so delicious you might almost give up eating them plain. What I especially love about them is that they strike a perfect balance between fresh and cooked. The slight bit of char adds a lovely flavor and the warmth makes them even juicer, but they aren't cooked so much that they lose their vibrancy.
Preparation is as simple as it gets. Cut a peach in half and remove the pit. I don't bother taking the skin off as I kind of like it. Rub the peach halves all over with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. Heat up a grill, grill pan, or cast iron skillet. Place the peaches in the pan and cook about two minutes each side.
Serve them warm. They are delicious with yogurt for breakfast, (as shown), and they'd also be great for dessert... perhaps with a little vanilla bean ice cream and fresh chopped mint?