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
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
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!
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)
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.
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Pippi's in the Kitchen Again-Sheila
Rico sin Azúcar-Helena
Savoring Every Bite-Linda
The Spicy RD-EA Stewart
The Wimpy Vegetarian-Susan
Teaspoon of Spice-Serena