Thursday, March 12, 2009
Grilled Peaches with Mint
I started grilling fruit a couple years ago, and must say that I've been addicted ever since. It's quite a healthy addiction really - and has often given me the urge to grab a fresh peach instead of that slice of chocolate cake.
Fruit, which are full of natural sugars, become incredibly sweet and candy-like when grilled. The outside becomes caramelized (especially with the addition of a dash of sugar) and the interior softens and almost melts in your mouth. I've presented it here very a simple mint garnish and a little brown sugar, but it also tastes wonderful with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, or thick lemony yogurt.
Grilled Peaches with Mint (serves 4)
4 peaches, cut in quarters and discarding the pit
2 teaspoons of light brown sugar
A small handful of mint, coarsely chopped
Place your grill on medium heat. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the cut peaches. Grill the peaches (1-2 minutes on each side). Don’t move the peaches around during that time to make sure to get nice grill marks on each side of the fruit. Remove from the heat and let cool for a couple minutes. Place in your serving bowl and add the coarsely chopped mint.