Monday, October 3, 2011

Grilled Peaches

This was a late summer food idea, that I am just now posting.... better late than never!

So peaches are some of the best things about summer and come late july/august they are perfect and are great for a variety of applications, like being grilled!

Start and firing up the grill, for convenience I used the gas grill but the good ol weber would be the preferred choice.  Take a cast iron skillet and combine:

1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

once the butter is melted,whisk to combine. Take the peaches and slice in half, removing the pits of course.  Take the peaches and place the cut side down in the skillet.  Cook in the butter mixture for 5-8 minutes and then move from the skillet to the grates to get a char.  Move, quickly as the peaches will cook quickly.  Once they are nicely charred and the sugars caramelize, remove from grill and ponder applications.  My choice was vanilla ice cream, using the leftover butter/sugar mixture to drizzle.

Brisket Tacos

So leftover brisket..... many options here's one of my favorites, brisket tacos.

This was more or less of an ad-libbed recipes but turned out really well!

2 cups of cheddar cheese
2 pounds of leftover smoked brisket
2 Anaheim peppers
1 red onion
1 lime

Take the Anaheim peppers and put in the oven on broil.  Once the skin starts to char, turn until the entire pepper is cooked.  Then take the peppers and put them in a brown paper bag and tightly close for 15 minutes.  This will steam the peppers making them tender without overcooking them. While they are steaming, cook the onion a skillet until tender. Once the peppers are tender, peel the outside skin off and slice.  Add sliced pepper to the skillet with onion and remove from heat.  Meanwhile take tortillas and cover with cheddar cheese and put in the broil setting of the oven.  Once the cheese is melted add in briseket, peppers, and sliced cilantro.  Once the tacos are assembled, squeeze with a lime and serve with a corona.