Sunday, August 28, 2011

Beach Bum, I mean Peach Plum Salsa


This is it. The last days of summer. I knew this day would come. But I think I was pretty successful in living in denial last week while on vacation. A week on the Cape with abundant sunshine certainly helps. We also made sure our meals featured seasonal produce - corn on the cob, grilled zucchini and caprese salads just to name a few.

When I came across a recipe for Peach Plum Salsa, I was excited to test this summer fruit salsa out on my favorite beach bums.


Peach Plum Salsa
Adapted from Cook's Country Backyard Barbecue

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 jalapeno chile, seeded & minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and chopped fine
  • 2 ripe plums, pitted and chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • kosher salt

DIRECTIONS


  1. Whisk jalapeno, shallot, vinegar, honey, and oil in a small bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes for flavors to combine.
  2. Combine peaches and plums in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cupe of fruit to bowl with jalapeno mixture and mash with potoato masher until smooth.
  3. Add mashed fruit mixture and basil to bowl with cut fruit and stir until combined. 
  4. Season with salt and let sit until flavors combine (15 minutes).
  5. Serve with grilled meat or fish or with favorite corn chips.

The Good: Easy to whip up. The boys loved, loved it. Even got them to eat their pork chops!

The Bad: Fruit will become mushy after half a day. Wasn't a problem though since the fam devoured it.

Grade: A. Solid.

2 comments:

  1. This looks great! A nice summer salsa!!

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