Sunday, August 5, 2012

#Peachlove Grilled Peaches and Shrimp on Mixed Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette



I wanted to post his recipe yesterday, but Mother Nature had other ideas.  Just when I wanted to start making this dish, we had a rain and thunderstorm.  We need rain badly, but not just when I wanted to grill outside, bad timing Mother Nature.  So I am posting this recipe today.  At least now our grass is a little greener:)

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Oh Yes, ripe juicy peaches are the best. I had never made grilled peaches before last night, but they are amazing, sweet, juicy and caramelized, WOW!!!   We were going to grill shrimp and peach halves before the storm came, but that didn't work out, so we had to grill after the storm.  We ended up with Grilled Peaches, and Shrimp on Mixed Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette. We decided on a cool salad, because the temp before storm was 98F.  Also I had part of a bottle of Sparkling Wine and some Champagne Vinegar, which was perfect for the dressing.


This salad turned out so well. Besides the grilled peaches and  shrimp, which were brushed with Balsamic Vinegar, and  mixed greens, we added sliced green onions, and toasted almonds.  The smoky sweet peaches combined with the grilled shrimp, and crunchy almonds, on the greens, made for a wonderful late dinner. This recipe would just as well with pork or chicken, mmm.  I could eat these grilled peaches all day long, and even for breakfast, which I'll talk about later.


Grilled Peaches and Shrimp Salad on Mixed Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette

Ingredients:
 1lb of raw shrimp, any size   We had 16-20, skewered
4   firm, ripe peaches, washed, halved, and pitted
1-2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1/4 c toasted almonds
3 green onions chopped
6 cups of mixed greens   We had Spring greens

Directions:
1. Brush peach halves and skewered shrimp with Balsamic Vinegar
2. Grill peach halves cut side down over med heat for about 4 min. turn over and grill for about 2 min. longer
3. Grill shrimp skewers over med heat 5 min per side, or until curled.
4. Place grilled peaches over greens. Sprinkle green onions and almonds over       shrimp and peaches.
2. Drizzle with Champagne Vinaigrette Enjoy! 

Champagne Vinaigrette
Makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 cup mild olive oil
1/4 c champagne vinegar
1/2 c champagne or sparkling wine.  I used Villa Ana Moscato
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of sugar (optional)

Directions:

Whisk the first three ingredients together in bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add sugar, if needed.  Whisk until dissolved.

Leftovers need to be refrigerated, and keep for about a week. 


I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #30
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11 comments:

  1. This salad looks utterly delicious my friend, those peaches steal the show :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru,
      If you haven't tried grilled peaches, you have to try them when your weather warms up. They are spectacular, sweet and juicy.

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  2. Wow what a great recipe.. perfect for the latest crop of fresh peaches in season!

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    1. Claudia,
      Grilled peaches are the best, especially with shrimp!

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  3. This sounds so healthy and delicious! I don't eat shrimp, but I bet this would be wonderful with chicken too. Happy #peachlove!

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    1. This recipe would work equally well with chicken, too. Grilled peaches are the best

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  4. This is a wonderful salad. I always love a mix of hot and cold in a salad and grilling peaches is a great idea! All around a wonderful mix of flavors and textures and perfect for a summer meal!

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    1. Linda,
      This is a perfect Summer meal to showcase the luscious peachesin a great salad. Sending lots of #peachlove your way.

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  5. This looks wonderful! Brushing the peaches with balsamic vinegar is a great idea!! Sending you lots of #peachlove this month!

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  6. peaches and salad? how can i resist?! this is lovely, Becky!

    sending you more #peachlove!

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  7. thanks for sharing..

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