Sweet Drippy Peaches Coming Your Way
There are so many wonderful things about the end of summer. For one thing, our local farmers market is busting at the seams. To clarify, that means two trips to the car with all the delicious treasures! Peaches are one of the decadent treats of late summer. We buy them by the bagful and eat them with almost anything. Of course there are many ways to enjoy these amazing peaches. The obvious choice is just as a mouth watering fresh fruit. The second choice is on ice cream. (nod to my state being America’s dairyland!) The third choice is to fire up the grill and watch the sweet peaches caramelize into a tasty treat!
Tequila makes everything better! …. well almost everything!
I wanted to come up with an easy sauce that would emphasize the caramelized peaches. The sauce started with a blended orange drink. Our favorite is orange peach mango. Next I added freshly grated ginger and farmers market honey. Finely chopped jalapeno added a little spice to the mixture. Chopped cilantro and mint fresh from the farmers market made this sauce start to come to life! Hmmmm…it still needed a little something. I immediately thought of tequila! I love how tequila blends so beautifully with citrus and honey. Tequila adds just the right amount of zing to this particularly zippy sauce.
calling all clean plate club members!
You know that you are on to something when your family, friends, and clients are scooping every last drop of sauce on to their plates. When your guests start with a half of a peach and end up eating two and a half, you know that you have a keeper! As soon as the farm stands have fresh peaches available, grab a bag and get grilling!Print
Grilled Peaches Drizzled With Tequila Cilantro Sauce
A delicious way to celebrate the spoils of summer with grilled sweet peaches and an addictive sauce dribbled on the top!
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 10 halved peaches 1x
5 peaches halved and pitted
sauce to dip peaches in before grilling:
3 TB melted butter
2 TB sugar
Sauce for drizzling on grilled peaches:
3 TB tequila
1/2 cup blended orange drink (I like orange peach mango)
1 – 2 TB honey
2 TB freshly grated ginger
1/2 jalapeno very finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
8 mint leaves chopped
zest and juice from 1 lime
small amount of salt to taste
Prepare grill of choice to medium high heat – 350-400 degrees on a gas grill
Half and remove the pits of the peaches
Melt butter for the dipping sauce in the microwave in a shallow low bowl (I use a soup bowl)
Stir the sugar into the melted butter
Dip each peach half into the butter and sugar mixture, making sure the entire half is coated with butter
Mix all drizzling sauce ingredients together in a medium sized bowl
Make sure that your grill is very clean and free from any meat, fish, or poultry residue
Place prepared peaches face side down on the grill
Grill the peaches for a few minutes, and then turn them a quarter turn and grill for 2 more minutes to create hashtag marks on the peaches
Remove from grill and place on a serving platter
Drizzle with sauce and serve