Memorial Day has come and gone, and that is usually the unofficial kick-off to the grilling season. Many of you have been grilling for some time now since the weather has been warmer and the spring days a little bit longer.
Just about anything you can think of to grill can be grilled. From fruits and vegetables to meat and potatoes and yes, even pizza. Check out this book Patio Pizzeria for some great ideas about using your grill for pizza! One of my favorite foods to grill on a summer evening is fruit. Fruit is fast and delicious on the grill. I have included a recipe here that I go to frequently in the summer months.
The following recipe will serve 5 people, 2 peach halves per person.
Grilled peaches with raspberry sauce:
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon, lime juice or use an orange if you like
1-cup fresh raspberries
5 medium-size unpeeled fresh peaches, halved and pitted
Nonstick vegetable oil spray, for the grill
In a shallow dish, combine the sugar, molasses, and citrus juice, mixing well. Add half of the raspberries and mash. Add the peach halves, turning to coat. Marinate at room temperature, cut side down, for 30 to 60 minutes. Let them marinate while you enjoy your main dish of delightful grilled food!
Coat the grill rack with the vegetable oil spray and heat the grill to medium-hot. Place the peaches on the grill, cut side down. Reserve the marinade.
Turn the peaches over after 2 minutes, then cook for another 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender, basting once with half of the reserved marinade. Remove those delicious peaches from the grill.
Stir the remaining raspberries into the remaining marinade and spoon over the peach halves.
Maybe you are not a raspberry person, try this with strawberries, or blueberries, or any other berry you prefer. I have also used nectarines on the grill and they are equally delightful. Fruit on the grill is just one of the many ways that you can enjoy your grill for the spring and summer months. For more ideas and recipes to use click here. Many of these books are also available as an e-book!