Box of peaches
I just got a box of juicy peaches and need some suggestions. I have and will do the following (the usual suspects):
Any other suggestions? I am not too keen on making jams... If you have recipes, I would appreciate them too!
peach ice cream
freeze some for smoothies later on (just peel, slice & treat w/citric acid)
Add to a yogurt and granola parfait.
Add peaches to a fruit salsa (just made one last night with peaches, cucumber, red bell pepper, cilantro, basil, parsley, lemon juice, s&p.) Or cook peaches with chicken- this looks like a good recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/el...
Halve the peaches and roast them or grill them. To guild the lily, mix and little brown sugar and vanilla into plain yogurt, sour cream or ricotta and dollop into the center.
Also, you may not be interested in the processing aspect, but I've been hearing a lot about pickled peaches- have never tried a recipe, so don't have one to suggest, unfortunately.
Enjoy your peaches!
If you can find some really good tomatoes, slice 'em with an equal number of peach slices. Add a few slices of red onion per peach. Make a vinaigrette with raspberry vinegar, tarragon, and olive oil and you've got yourself a salad.
When I was little my parents had a friend with a peach tree. When the peaches were ripe, we'd get about a bushel of them. Mom and dad would start blanching/pitting them, and putting the peaches in sugar syrup. The product would then go in the freezer and we had a delightful topping for biscuits/shortcake/ice cream all winter!
I have a peach tree and an annual glut. I don't like to add sugar to my peaches so I do what was suggested above, slice them, soak in citric acid solution, freeze and use for smoothies or desserts later.
Things I do with the fresh peaches
peaches in yogurt with granola
sliced peaches into salads
They are good grilled
peaches soaked in alcohol for dessert (wine or other liquors on hand) and over ice cream.
i recall fondly the designation "lug" for a small crate of peaches. my mom and aunts would start to buzz on the phone when stores offered peaches by the lug. i liked it too. lugs meant cobbler or fresh peaches and ice cream--and a new wooden box to put a boy's treasures in.