Cooking fruit is one of my faaaavoooooriite ways to eat it. Talk about turning something sweet into something sweeter with a touch of savory. Oh yes, it can be done and it often ends up being our “dessert” after the kids go to bed. Not that I would deny the kids this dessert as it is so much better than the typical sugar filled dessert but lets be honest, to enjoy something so delicious without someone crawling all over me eating every morsel of food on my plate is quite an amazing experience.
You could probably call my husband and I food snobs. We both like to eat and we like good food. When we get it, we don’t like to share and if our kids get good food, we eat it from them. BHAHAHAHA. I’m joking, kind of. But lets be honest, some food is just too good to share. This is one of them. Peppered grilled steak with grilled peach salsa, yes please. I’m pretty sure I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I wouldn’t be ashamed.
A few weeks ago, before the birth of our daughter, laying eyes on a piece of meat or an egg made me gag. Now that I am on the other side, I can’t get enough! This ribeye covered in sweet and savory peach salsa was mine. All mine and I wasn’t about to share, with a.n.y.o.n.e. Seriously, the best thing I have eaten in a while, either that or my body was really calling out from some much needed protein. Nope, it really was the best thing, and now I can’t stop craving it. Fortunately, it was ridiculously easy to make. Unfortunately, steaks aren’t really in our budget on a daily basis.
So that’s why you just make the grilled peach salsa and spoon it into your mouth. This is our daily dessert. Our romantic, no-kids, no rules, sit-on-the-couch, spooning into each others mouth and enjoy every bite of this salsa. Okay we don’t feed each other but really this is as romantic as it gets around here. It is kind of rebellious though. I mean we do eat it on the couch and after dinner. Two big no-no’s around here but sometimes it is just too good not to. And that is what we call living life, right?
This is typical behavior of food snobs. Cook delicous, real food when you should be getting work done. Nerdily (is that even a word?) sit and talk about how the flavors really come together and what other combinations would work and laugh at how food companies fall so short in creating good tasting food. Food snobs yo!
Wondering if your classified as a food snob? Here are five ways to tell.
- You fight over leftovers
- You get angry when someone attempts to eat off your plate
- Your kids run amuck while you eat knowing that the food is so good you literally can’t get yourself to move from your plate regardless of whether your house is destroyed at the end of the meal
- You lick your plate clean, or maybe think about doing it… and then really do it when no one is looking
- You love food – real, wholesome, good food and you will do anything to get it
This peppered steak and grilled peach salsa is a food snob’s dream. An explosion of flavors in your mouth all at one time. So delicious, you really don’t want it to end, hence why you just convert to eating grilled peach salsa by the spoonful…everyday. At least it isn’t ice cream, right?
Lets just talk about cooking fruit for a minute. Talk about amping up the sweetness. Grilling, sauteing, or roasting, all methods help break down the fruit making it that much sweeter without actually adding any sugars to it. It really is a beautiful thing. Plus you add a little butter or balsamic (still obsessed) and it just takes it that much further. From bananas, to peaches, apples and pineapple, you can cook anything and the flavors will amaze you. Psst, if your making this your dessert add some cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger and if your feeling frisky all three.
Perfectly amazing every.single.time!
- 2 steaks of choice
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 4 peaches
- 1 Tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- Heat grill.
- Generously pepper steaks and add salt to liking.
- Begin grilling steaks.
- Meanwhile, peel and halve peaches.
- Add to grill during last 3-5 minutes. Grill until soft and just beginning to caramelize.
- Remove steaks and peaches.
- Let steak rest and dice peaches.
- Add balsamic vinegar (more of less depending on taste preferences) , dried thyme and salt and pepper to a bowl. Mix gently as peaches will be tender.
- Slice steaks and top with peach salsa.