By Sharon Fox
GRILLED PEACHES AND
4 ripe, firm, fresh peaches
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Wash and quarter peaches, leaving skin on and removing pits. In a large bowl, toss peach quarters, brown sugar and vanilla until all peaches are coated. Let sit 15 minutes until coating is caramel-like. Toss again to coat evenly.
Place peach slices on grill, skin side up. Cook for 3-4 minutes, reducing heat as necessary to avoid burning. Turn peaches (still skin side up) to cook the other fleshy side for another 3-4 minutes, or until grill marks are visible and peaches are cooked.
Remove peaches from grill to a plate and cool before adding to ice cream. Serve with a large scoop of vanilla bean ice cream surrounded by 4 grilled peach slices.
Garnish as desired (whipped cream, mint sprig, etc.).
2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne (optional)
This makes a small amount of seasoning. Increase according to your needs. I like to make a lot and keep it in a shaker jar at all times!
Sprinkle on hamburger patties before cooking.
Lay a slice of cheese over burgers just before removing from grill. Top with your favorite toppings.
Sharon Fox is the author of COMFORT FOOD FOR THE MIND, BODY, AND SOUL and she has a series of eBooks for Kindle.
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This was printed in the September 8, 2013 - September 21, 2013 Edition