More than just a U-Pick phenomena, peaches have expanded our Southern Way taste buds from May through August. As we approach the heart of South Carolina summer we can’t help but remember peaches when thinking of our favorite childhood past time in local orchards. Now older, we find that they can also become the perfect summer compliment, and we’re not just talking about cobbler and ice cream.
Experiment with this sweet, yet sometimes savory, flavor with our four new ways to incorporate peaches past the pie.
- Grilled Peach & Chevre Flatbread
A fancy way to serve a favorite comfort food the cocktail party way. Top this with a Brown Sugar Cinnamon Glaze to add a sweet compliment to the Chevre cheese.1 Flat Bread
6 oz. Cream Cheese Whipped Together With 6oz. Chevre Cheese
2 cups of sliced peaches (lightly grilled)
- Peach & Rum Chicken Breasts
Marinate your peaches in a sugar, lemon juice and rum mixer for about an hour to make a sweet rub that will bring your guests coming back for seconds. (Serves 4)4/ 5oz. boneless chicken breasts
1 pound of fresh peaches
½ cup sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
½ cup rum
4 tbsp. brown sugar
1 cup chicken brothFrom The Chef: Add browned chicken to pan and simmer until chicken is fully cooked and tender. Serve.
- Pork Belly Hoecake With A Peach Pepper Ginger Sauce
A Handmade Hoecake Topped with Collards and Pork Belly Drizzled with Sallie’s Greatest Peach Pepper & Ginger Reduction.For The Homemade Hoecakes: made from corn bread batter mixed with jalapenos and flattened like a pancakeFor The Collards:
3 Strips Of Bacon (Diced)
½ Yellow Onion
2 Cups Of Vinegar
1 Cup Of Sugar
From The Chef: Add this liquid mixture to the collards and crispy bacon and mix together
For The Pork Belly:
Dry rub the porkbelly with cayenne, salt and pepper
Smoke the porkbelly for 8-12Hrs.
Cool, Cut And Fry To Create A Crisp Exterior
For The Glaze:
½ jar of Sallie’s Greatest Peach Pepper Ginger Jelly
From The Chef: Create a reduction over the stove top with a light simmer and adding water to reduce sweetness and a glaze for drizzling.
- Peach Pepper Ginger Infused Cream Cheese served in a phyllo cup
5 oz. of cream cheese (at room temperature)
3 Tbsp. of Sallie’s Greatest Peach Pepper and Ginger JellyFrom The Chef: Whip your cream cheese and jam together to combine the two flavors and pipe or spoon into a phyllo cup.