Summer seems to demand grilling for some reason, and to be honest, I'm not exactly sure why. If it's so blasted hot outside, why do we go and hover over a 500+ degree smoke machine? Who knows, but the tradition holds, and personally, I love it. Now, as much as I love myself a big ole' piece of meat grilled to perfection, I think there may just be other foods that say "summer" a little stronger than a slab of cow. Peaches are one of those things for me. Peaches scream hot summer days, so what better way to summer them up even more than to cook them on a grill, and serve them alongside your steak or burger. The flavors here work very well together, and are the perfect accompaniment to your outdoor meal by the pool or on the patio.
Grilled Peaches with Honey and Mascarpone
- Somewhat firm peaches, sliced in half with the pit removed
- About 1 tablespoon of honey for every peach half you'll be cooking
- About 1 tablespoon mascarpone (Italian cream cheese) for every peach half
Place the peach halves, cut-side-down, on the hot part of the grill for about 3 minutes until char marks are visible and the peach is somewhat softer. Remove the peaches from the grill and turn them cut-side up.
Drizzle the honey over the cut sides of the peaches, and return them to the cooler section of the grill, cut-side-up for 4-5 minutes, until they're soft. Place some mascarpone in the hollow of each peach half, and serve while still warm.