I am a huge fan of grilling fruit, especially in the summertime – you have the grill fired up already, why not throw on some fruit!
A couple of weeks ago, I served BBQ ribs and I thought grilled peaches would be a perfect side dish. These can be served “as is”, but I happened to have some fig balsamic vinegar from the Queen Creek Olive Mill so added a little drizzle just before serving. You can usually find fig balsamic vinegars in gourmet food stores if you are interested in going that route.
You can do a lot with grilled fruit….add a glaze (rum and brown sugar come to mind), sprinkle on some cinnamon, whatever you have in your pantry will do the trick! Adding grilled fruit to a bowl of vanilla ice cream is also a wonderful summer treat. Cooking it really brings out the natural sweetness of the fruit.
Grill some fruit this summer and come back to let me know what you made and how you served it!
Grilled Peaches with a Fig Balsamic Vinegar Drizzle
4 large peaches, washed and cut
Oil (I used olive oil, you could use canola)
Fig balsamic vinegar
Brush each of the cut sides of the peaches with some oil – this will just prevent them from sticking to the grill. Onto a hot grill, add your peaches cut side down. Let cook for a few minutes and rotate, until you have nice grill marks.
Drizzle with fig balsamic vinegar. Serve.