Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mint Julep Peaches

Grilled Mint Julep Peaches
Another highlight of summer's terrific food bounty: peaches are in high season. Of course, we love to eat them whole, sticky fingers and all, but here is a way to kick them up a notch (or two). If you're grilling dinner, keep the coals going a little longer and briefly grill halved peaches, then drizzle them with a bourbon/brown sugar glaze and top with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Recipe: Grilled Mint Julep Peaches
Serves 4

1. Remove leaves from mint sprigs and set leaves aside. 
2. In a saucepan, combine oil, bourbon, brown sugar and mint stems. Heat over medium, stirring often, until sugar is melted and sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high. Add peaches, flesh side down, and close grill lid or cover peaches loosely with tin foil. Grill for 2-3 minutes.
4. Remove peaches to serving plates and drizzle with glaze. (You may have leftover glaze, which you can save for another use.) Top with ice cream or yogurt, garnish with mint leaves and serve.


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