Friday, June 15, 2012

Food on Friday: roast peaches and goat cheese two ways

One of my absolute favorite things about summer is the fruit.  Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, nectarines, melons, plums, blackberries and peaches could be the only thing I ate for three months and I would be happy.  Nothing is sweeter or more pleasurable (or gemütlich) than biting into something juicy and delicious.

Peter brought home a huge basket of peaches the other day and I made it my mission to eat every single one before they got overly ripe.  In only 3 days, I think I ate twelve.  But, goodness were they delicious.  They were the perfect combination of sweet and tart and were soft but not too mushy.  Yesterday, I was completely inspired by some goat cheese we had in the fridge and made two different recipes, one for lunch and one for dessert.  

After feeling an unexplained need to combine the peaches with the goat cheese, I searched "peaches and goat cheese?" in Google.  Sure enough, I got a whole lot of results.  The first one I clicked on is the one I used as inspiration for these two recipes.  

Make these this weekend to really take advantage of the summer months.  And have a fantastic Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  Until next week....

Two delicious recipes.  

Serves 2 

1 large peach (or 2 small ones)
4 tablespoons of goat's cheese
3 tablespoons chopped nuts (I used walnuts) 
2 pieces sandwich (or gourmet) bread.

Slice peaches.  Roast at 425 for 10 minutes (until soft and getting golden around the edges).  When they are about 2 minutes from being done, toast the bread.  Spread goat cheese on both.  When the peaches are ready, lay them on toast.  Drizzle in honey and top with nuts.  Enjoy.

(This would also be wonderful on whole grain toaster waffles for breakfast or lunch!)

Adapted from Eat, Live, Run
Serves 2

2 medium peaches, halved and pitted
4 tablespoons goat's cheese
3 tablespoons chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 425. Put peaches on baking sheet halved side up and roast for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven, let cool slightly.  Put goat cheese in the center and drizzle with honey.  Top with chopped nuts.  Serve and enjoy.


Kendall Monroe said...

grilled/roasted peaches are spectacular!!!

James said...

kendall, do you have any other recipes?