Grilled Stone Fruits

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Author: Leslie (The Accidental Chef) Thomas

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

2 large peaches, ripe but firm – sliced evenly in half
1/2 teaspoon, il Fustino Avocado Oil
3 tablespoons, il Fustino Blackberry Balsamic – divided
pinch, finely ground salt
handful, pecan pieces – (optional)
salad fixings (for savory version) – (optional)
1 scoop, ice cream (for sweet version) – (optional)
1 sprig, julienned mint – (optional)

METHOD

  1. Cut fruit in half as evenly as possible & remove pit. Use peaches with quick release pit. Yellow peaches are more colorful.
  2. Heat ridged grill pan on medium.
  3. MIx oil, 1 Tbsp balsamic, & salt in small cup & brush cut side of fruit.
  4. When grill is hot, place fruit cut side down in middle. Brush back side.
  5. When nice grill marks appear (max 3 minutes), flip for another 3 minutes. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 Tbsp balsamic in tiny saucepan on low, just until slightly thickened.
  6. When backside of fruit done, if quarters are desired then cut, baste, & flip on uncooked side for final 3 minutes. Remove balsamic reduction if ready.
  7. Remove both pans from heat & immediately baste peach with reduction, drizzle on plate & add nuts if a snack or for breakfast. Drizzle on lettuce if making savory version. Drizzle on ice cream if making a sweet version.
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Blackberry Balsamic Chicken

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Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon, il Fustino extra virgin olive oil
1/2 medium, red onion – chopped
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon, dried thyme
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup, il Fustino Blackberry Balsamic vinegar

METHOD

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet, add onions and saute until translucent
  2. Season chicken halves with salt, pepper and thyme
  3. Add chicken to skillet and saute approximately 6 minutes per side or until golden and juices run clearly
  4. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm
  5. Add Blackberry Balsamic vinegar to skillet and season to taste with salt and pepper, stirring constantly
  6. Bring sauce to a very gentle boil
  7. Plate chicken and spoon sauce over chicken to serve