Grilling out and eating peaches are two quintessential summer past times, so combining the two just seems natural. Peaches, it seems, were made for the grill as the heat brings out the fruit’s sweetness and makes it even juicier. With that in mind, here is a quick step by step guide to follow for cooking peaches next time you fire up the grill.
1. Begin by selecting peaches that are firm with a slight give when you squeeze them. Peaches that are too soft will not maintain the proper consistency when heated on the grill.
2. If you would like, peel the peaches before grilling. As this is not necessary for successful grilling, feel free to leave the skin on if you prefer.
3. Slice the peaches in half and remove the pit. Depending on your preferences, you can either grill entire peach halves or cut them into wedges or cubes.
4. Brush each side of the cut peaches with neutral flavored oil such as olive or canola in order to both prevent the peaches from sticking to the grill and help them brown.
5. Cook peaches over medium heat on both sides until grill marks appear. The peaches should be tender but not falling apart.
6. Serve the peaches warm.
Grilled peaches are a delicious summer treat and are wonderful to eat by themselves. If you would like to use them in a recipe, grilled peaches are perfect on a salad or as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream. If you have never had a grilled peach before, give them a try the next time you grill out during a warm summer day, they might just become a new summer tradition!
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