We had dinner with friends a couple weeks ago, and they made an appetizer that was nothing short of amazing. After one bite, I had to resist the urge to grab the whole plate and run. If you've ever had cantaloupe wrapped in proscuitto, it's similar...in the way that the cantaloupe is the underachieving cousin of this amazing combination. They found the recipe (which actually calls for nectarines) on Real Simple's website, but I've seen it other places too. It was shockingly easy to make. When I pulled a slice off the grill and tried the first one, I literally held it up to me and said, "Where have you been all my life?" (I only talk to food that speaks to me first.)
1. Wrap peaches in proscuitto.
2. Throw on the grill.
3. Brush with maple syrup.
4. Drool and enjoy.
*I plated them with aged Gorgonzola cheese and had some sparkling water that made for a light summer dinner.
I'm also a tad partial to this fruit since we have our own little peach tree...only we didn't know it was a peach tree until we let A WHOLE SEASON OF FRESH PEACHES RUIN! A couple months after moving into our house, we noticed small green objects growing on our tree. A few weeks later, we thought, ”Hey, those look like peaches.” Due to the the craziness and tunnel vision that comes with moving and home improvements, we didn't notice them again until they were fully grown. After tasting the fruit at different intervals and getting bitter, hard fruit, we thought maybe we were mistaken and they were just peach impostors. (I know. We should have Googled, but painting seemed more important at the time.)