Thursday, August 22, 2013

Grilled Peaches with Dark Chocolate

Everything is just PEACHY today! It's both National Eat a Peach Day and National Peach Month! In honor of the day (and month), throw some peaches on the grill and then dip them in dark chocolate! It's a great combination of flavors.

Want to experiment? Choose different varieties of peaches and chocolate from different chocolate makers and with different amounts of cacao.  Celebrate!

Here's a simple recipe for Grilled Peaches with Dark Chocolate adapted from an Epicurious recipe for Grilled Brown-Sugar Peaches with White Chocolate. That's a great recipe, too, and I love it with the toasted pistachios. I don't like pistachios with the dark chocolate and peaches, though, but let me know what you think if you add the pistachios. It's a matter of taste. So I'm off to the Berkeley Organic Farmers' Market today for peaches! Love all the varieties.

Grilled Peaches with Dark Chocolate

4 tablespoons sweet butter, melted
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
4 unpeeled peaches, halved, pitted
1/3 cup finely chopped dark chocolate (I like 70% dark organic fair trade chocolate)

Get the barbecue to a medium-high heat. We use a Weber, so judge accordingly when you think it's hot. Make sure the grates are clean. Brush the grate with a tiny bit of oil right before the peaches go on.
Blend butter and sugar in large bowl. Add peach halves; toss to coat.
Place peaches, cut side down, on grill. Grill about a minute until slightly charred.
Turn peaches over (use tongs).
Divide chopped dark chocolate among peach cavities.
Drizzle remaining butter/sugar mixture from bowl over chocolate.
Grill until chocolate just begins to melt and peaches are charred, about 2 minutes.
Remove carefully from grill, plate and serve.


~~louise~~ said...

Happy Eat a Peach Day, Janet! Leave it to you to mix two of my favorites into one!

Thank you so much for sharing...

yummychunklet said...

Ooh, grilled peaches...yum!