Friday, 24 August 2012

Grilled Peaches with Almonds

One of the best things about August is fresh, juicy peaches. At this time of year is when peaches from B.C. are available for $0.96/lb in the grocery store - B.C. peaches are the closest thing to local peaches we'll get in prairie land.
A couple nights ago, I wanted to do something a little different with a peach, so I came up with this simple recipe. I called it "Grilled Peaches", although I cooked them in a ceramic frying pan with ridges on it for that grilled look.
Grilled Peaches with Almonds
1 large peach, peeled, pit removed, cut into four pieces
2 tsp. margarine
Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. slivered almonds

Combine the margarine and spices. Melt the margarine in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the peach pieces. Sprinkle the peaches with brown sugar. It's OK to get some sugar on the bottom of the pan - this will help the carmelization process. Turn the peaches every minute or so. Cook until the peach juice/margarine/sugar begins to carmelize on the bottom of the pan. Transfer peaches to a plate or bowl for serving. Add the almonds to the pan and toss for 1-2 minutes, until thoroughly coated with remaining peach juice/margarine/sugar. Sprinkle on top of peaches and enjoy!!

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