Cooking With Peaches

How To Eat A Peach - with recipes

It’s really simple you say, just eat a peach like an apple, dig right in and get your chin wet.

And that’s true. But there are other ways to eat a peach. Before we show that, let’s talk a little about the fuzzy juicy fruit.

What You Need To Know About The Peach

As already noted, the outside of a peach is fuzzy and the inside is sweet and positively dripping with sweet juice.

Eating A Juicy Peach

Peaches are one of the most popular fruits in the world. It originates from China, where they’ve been cultivated since 1000 B.C.

The first peach trees to came to North America was with the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

Common varieties grown in the US include the Summer Lady, Crimson Lady, June Lady, and Flavor Crest and the Red Top.

In the United States yellow-fleshed peaches are the most common sold at market. They have a balanced flavor of sweet and tangy.

The majority of peaches for sale to retail customers are the freestone peaches. These peaches come in many varieties, with seasons ranging from May to October across the United States.

A clingstone peach has flesh that can be slightly softer, sweeter, and juicier than freestone peaches.

What dose it mean when it is said a peach is either “clingstone” or “freestone?”

A clingstone peach is where the pit clings to the fruits flesh and a freestone is where the pit does not cling.

The great thing about peaches is their versatility. You can eat them as they are, with the skin or without.

Now let’s check out more ways to eat a peach.

How To Eat A Peach

Peaches are great as we have discussed, eaten as is. But you can also add them to smoothies, yogurt, cottage cheese, hot or cold cereal and you can even even sauté, grill or stew them.

Peaches are also delicious in salsas and other savory chutneys and relishes.

You can make jams, jellies and preserves with them and even prepare a Peach Bellini cocktail (recipe follows below).

Peaches are deliciously yummy for breakfast.

Peaches & Cream Porridge

A porridge can be a savory dish. Oats mixed with spices, meat or vegetables. Or a sweet dish with peaches and cream.

Peaches make great tasting salsa. A wonderful and delicious change from a typical tomato based salsa.

Peach Mango Salsa

Peach Mango Salsa

If you don’t like tomatoes, this salsa’s for you. If you’ve never made such a salsa, Peach Mango Salsa, then your in for a treat.

Peaches bring a sweet flavor to the dinner table.

Wild Salmon with Peach Mango Salsa

Wild Salmon with Peach Mango Salsa

Wild caught salmon is brilliantly pink or orange, firm and meaty while also imbibed with a rich, buttery flavor in contrast to the farmed variety’s. Wild caught salmon though is the best to have with the Peach Mango Salsa.

Almond Coconut Breaded Chicken with Peaches‏

Almond Coconut Breaded Chicken with Peaches

Breaded fried chicken and peaches over a bed of leafy greens. Deliciously yummy.

Cast Iron Seared and Baked Salmon with Fruit and Herb Salsa - close up

Cast Iron Seared & Broiled Salmon With A Fruit Herb Salsa

Cast iron is great for searing a ribeye steak, cooking burgers and searing fish, a task that requires constant and even heat.

Peach Teriyaki Buffalo Sirloins

Peach Teriyaki Buffalo Sirloins and Accompanying Side Dishes

Buffalo is now raised for slaughter to market as a food staple. They are not feed the same diet as the traditional cow, but a diet that is normal to buffalo as they move about and graze the land. This recipe marinates the sirloins with a peach teriyaki marinade.

Peaches are delicious in desserts.

Peach Upside Down Cake

It’s made with a brown sugar glaze, fresh frozen peaches and a sweet cake base.

Peach Pecan Cake

Peach & Pecan Cake

This deliciously yummy and very easy confection starts with processed to fine crumbs ginger snap cookies. As well as chocolate, coconut, pecans and of course peaches.

No-Bake Peaches & Cream Cheesecake

This no bake cheesecake recipe is a combination of heavy cream, sour cream, mascarpone, cream cheese, goat cheese, and peaches, making the filling ultra rich and creamy.

Like other fruits and veggies, peaches offer benefits via their micronutrients and antioxidants.

And their natural sweetness means they can take the place of empty-calorie, processed desserts.

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