I have not cooked a whole lot of new or interesting dishes over the summer (hence the lack of posts), but today I finally have a new recipe to share with you all. This recipe comes just in time to close out your summer! (And use fresh, local peaches if you have access to them :) )
I have actually had this one on my "want to make" list for a couple of months, but just did not get around to it until this past weekend. If you like peaches, you will love this recipe. This is my favorite fruit of summertime, so I was perfectly happy to stick with it, but if you aren't a fan of peaches, pineapple would be a perfect substitute here. The sauce is the best thing ever adding such a rich flavor to the peaches. And over vanilla ice cream?? Ah, truly scrumptious.
The peaches would be best on an outdoor grill, however, I did not feel like lighting up the grill the night I made these, so I cooked them on my panini griddle. The griddle marks aren't as pretty, but it still tasted amazing, so don't feel like you have to have a grill for this. :)
Grilled Peaches w/ Butter-Rum Sauce
4 tbsp. butter
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c rum
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
ripe peaches (3-4)*
vanilla ice cream
1. Combine butter, brown sugar, rum, cinnamon, & salt in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Melt the ingredients, stirring often, until a syrup forms.
2. Slice the peaches into quarters and discard the pit. Dunk the peaches into the sauce and place them on the grill. Once you have nice grill marks, flip them over.
3. When both sides are done, place the slices over ice cream. Spoon the sauce over the ice cream and peaches and serve immediately.
*It is important to make sure the peaches you use are ripe as their sweetness will be needed.*