June 11, 2020

Six Savory uses of Summer Peaches

Six Savory uses of Summer Peaches

The Summer months mean trips to the beach, spending more time in the backyard, lighter, longer days, and a plethora of juicy summer peaches. Known for decades as a saving grace of dessert dishes, the bright stone fruit is notoriously celebrated when baked into cobblers, pastries, and pies, served over ice cream, or churned into sorbet, but as a Martha Stewart article suggests, peaches can be famous for their savory preparations as well.

Tomato, Peach, Buffalo Mozzarella, and Bresaola Tartine

Combine the sweetness of peaches with juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and salty bresaola beef in an open sandwich-meets-caprese-salad summer treat. Serve this dish stop crusty bread lightly drizzled with olive oil as a decedent lunch or hearty summer appetizer at home or outdoors.

 Pickled-Peach and Mozzarella Salad with Fried Chicken Cutlets

Put a new spin on the classic chicken cutlet recipe by pickling peaches and accompanying them with basil leaves and tiny mozzarella balls. In this recipe, the peaches are pickled with sugar, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, and peppercorns, which combine for a truly savory and unparallelled sour, spiced flavor that compliments the sweetness of the summer-time fruit.

 Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Relish and Herb Rice

Try this twist on the classic pork chop when you’re in need of a dinner that is succulent and easy to prepare. Families will enjoy this grilled pork dish topped with a summer’s peach relish The relish is made with peaches, sugar, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes, which all combine to compliment the savory, browned pork chops.

 Peach Panzanella

This traditionally italian summer salad features cubes of day-old rustic bread and tomatoes, tossed alongside basil leaves and a simple vinaigrette, but reimagine the tradition by incorporating summer peaches in place of or alongside the tomatoes to bring a different, welcome sweetness to the mix. This riff on the classic Italian bread-and-tomato salad will be sure to turn heads.

Grilled-Peach Pizzas with Prosciutto

Replace your pizza’s standard, tired marinara with caramelized peaches, oozing mozzarella, salty prosciutto, and fragrant basil in this seasonal, summertime dish. Truly elevate your pizza preparation by substituting seasonal, grilled peaches for classic toppings and be amazed.

 Peach and Crab Salad with Mesclun and Herbs

This dynamic duo is a celebrated dish of the summer cookout, whether you find yourself and your family dining seaside or in a cozy backyard. With this dish, toss jumbo lump, preferably fresh, crabmeat with sliced peaches, a Thai chile pepper, shallots, and mint in an orange- coriander syrup. Serve this dynamic spread over mesclun leaves and fresh herbs to truly bring out savory, aromatic essences. In this dish, the peaches compliment and bring out the subtle sweetness of the crab while the drizzle of orange-coriander syrup and thinly sliced chile add spice.

This summer, branch out from your tired summer dishes, grab a basket of peaches, and experiment by roasting, grilling, pickling, and generally incorporating them into your salads, sandwiches, and much more with these savory, celebrated recipes.

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