Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pan seared peaches

Peaches are sweet and tangy, and those who know me, also know that I usually don't understand or like tangy fruit.So unless a peach is rip and sweet, I prefer not to eat it. Peaches need to be cooked or served with something sweet that over powers the tang, some might find this wasting the succulent peaches, but that's how I am. I love sweet things.

I have previously seen a lot of grilled peach recipes, with those beautiful grill sears but never ventured into making those. I don't have a grill pan, and it didn't seem worth of investment if I would make only grilled peaches, once a year (read the statement in one word: Procrastination , haha).

Then I came upon a pan seared peaches recipe, and I didn't have any reason to not make them. And, boy, I am so glad I made it. Peached cooked for acouple of minutes in the pan do not lose their natural sweetness, just become a little bit soft, and the brown sugar caramelizes and complements the tangy taste of the peaches.

It is also a healthy snack when you are alone and do not want to cook up a batch of other snacks resulting in 6 extra servings and throwing you off of your diet plan). These peaches are good on their own, with yogurt or, best of all, with icecream. You can also sprinkle some icing sugar to add some extra sweetness.

The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon each of brown sugar and honey. I eye-balled the amounts, and could have used more than the required amount. I also don't like the taste of cooked honey. Maybe it is because of the honey type, but next time I would try this without honey.



2 peaches, peeled and halved
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp honey
Pistachios, for garnish


Boil the pistachios for 5 - 10 minutes. Peel and slice the pistachios into slivers. Set aside.

Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Place the peaches in the frying pan. Sprinkle some brown sugar over the peaches and turn them over.

Let the peaches cook and release some juice, for around 2 minutes. Sprinkle brown sugar on the peaches and turn over. Cook this side for around 2 minutes too. Drizzle some honey over the peaches and turn over again. Let the sugar and honey caramelize a bit.

Bubbles will form around the peaches in the pan as the sugar cooks. Remove the peaches, garnish with pitachios and serve warm with yogurt or ice cream. Happy cooking!!!

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