Sunday, June 23, 2013

Grilled Peaches

I love summertime and being able to cook on the grill as much as possible.  Grilled peaches make a great dessert that can be prepared while you already have the grill going for dinner.

Here's what you'll need:  some peaches, lemon, honey and some fresh mint.  This year I planted a mint plant in a pot on my back deck and it has been growing like crazy.  I've been looking for ways to use it up and decided to pair with these peaches and it turned out great.

Start by slicing the peaches in half.

Then remove the pit.  Sometimes it will pop out by using a spoon but mine were pretty stubborn. I had to use a knife to cut these out. 

In a bowl combine the honey, lemon zest and chopped mint.  Throw in the peaches and set this aside to let those flavors combine for a few minutes.

Oil the grates on the grill first to prevent these from sticking.  Place the peach slices cut side down on the grill over indirect heat for about 5-8 minutes. The honey glaze on these will make them burn easy if they are directly over the flame so be sure to keep a  close eye on them to be sure they don't get too hot and burn.  Let them cool slightly and serve with some vanilla ice cream.  Enjoy!



4 ripe peaches
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/8 cup honey


1.  In a medium sized bowl combine the honey, grated lemon peel and the chopped mint.
2.  Slice the peaches in half and remove the pits.
3.  Toss the peaches in the bowl with honey mixture.
4.  Prepare the grill for medium -high heat.  Oil the grates.  Place peaches cut side down on grill over indirect heat.  Grill for about 8 minutes while watching carefully to be sure they don't burn. 
5.  Serve over ice cream.