Grilled Marinated Peaches
1 clove Fresh Garlic, minced
1 medium Shallot, minced
2 tbsp. Honey
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
as needed Salt & Black Pepper
1 tsp. Coriander, toasted & ground
¼ cup Fresh Cilantro (leaves only), chopped
1 medium Orange, zested & juiced
6 Large Fresh Ripe Peaches, halved and pitted
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together garlic, shallot, honey, vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper before adding the coriander, cilantro, zest and juice of the orange. Once well incorporated, add the peach halves to the marinade and leave at room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes. Place peaches cut side down on hot oiled grates over medium-high to high heat for 2 minutes. Turn a quarter turn for nice grill marks and continue grilling another 2 minutes. You can turn the peaches over and grill the other side for about 2 minutes if desired (this part optional). Remove to a rimmed serving dish with marinade and serve with your meal.
Note: This dish goes well with pork or chicken dishes.
Note: If you want to serve peaches for dessert, just skip the marinade and grill the peaches as directed above in recipe. They really don't need anything to sweeten them. Serve warm with ice cream.
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