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Sep 1, 2010 06:18 AM

Peaches - savory uses? Dynamite peach slaw recipe found!

This salad (an August BH&G recipe) is wonderful:
I made on Sunday it with light rice rather than white wine vinegar (didn't have any), and the first time I served it left off the blue cheese and berries (was not sure how the combination would go over with the people at the table).
Last night I used the blue cheese and raspberries i/o blackberries on the leftover salad. It is beautiful and even more delicious when fully garnished.
It is a great way to use those late-summer beautiful peaches we are so lucky to have.
The same issue has other recipes for sweet and savory dishes - none of which appealed as immediately as this did.
What are your favorite uses for peaches in a savory setting?

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  1. Peach pizza or a savory tart. The peaches are so good right now!
    Grilled peaches, blue cheese or goat cheese, purple onion, fresh thyme and a drizzle of olive oil distributed over a whole wheat pizza crust or tart pastry is oh so good, buttertart!

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    1. re: HillJ

      Sounds it! Basil is great with them, that's what I used in this recipe. Couldn't use chives, one friend is a garlic-only allium eater.

      1. re: buttertart

        Another good one utlizing peaches is a pork tenderloin braised with peaches. Make a delicious sauce for other recipes too.

        1. re: HillJ

          Wow, keep em coming, guys, everything sounds great!

          1. re: buttertart

            Last one for now, peach & cucumber soup (served cold).
            Also makes a darn good smoothie!

              1. re: buttertart

                I swirled prepared peach puree into this completed soup:

                Chilled Cucumber Soup with Mint

                3 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
                1 lemon, peeled
                1/4 cup pine nuts
                4 cups pure water
                1/4 cup mint leaves
                1 teaspoon sea salt
                2 tablespoons olive oil

                Blend everything except fresh mint together until smooth -- about 3 minutes in a high-speed blender. Add mint and blend for 15 seconds. Serve chilled.

                1. re: HillJ

                  Hmm, I bet my husband would like that. He likes cold cuke soup of the tarator variety.

    2. As a side dish, when grilling. Halve peaches, brush with olive oil, and grill cut side down for a couple mins, until marked. Plate cut side up, squeeze lime over peaches, sprinkle with coarse salt and serve. Simple, delicious, and a great way to use peaches that are ripening faster than you can eat out of hand. Great with Latin/Caribbean inspired meals, like a grilled skirt steak, etc.

        1. Peach salsa. (Or ripe mangoes in salsa). It may be unorthodox, but tastes really good.

          1. Peaches and sesame go well together. Think Korean marinated steak with peach salsa or even sesame noodles or slaw with peaches.

            You can chop them up in guacamole.

            I also use on pizza.

            The make a nice stuffing to fresh ravioli with a good ricotta salata.