1 Ingredient: Balsamic and Goat’s Cheese Peaches

2 Sep

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I have been saying two particular words with increased frequency this glorious holiday weekend: Fuck it. 

Maybe it’s the result of Summer listlessness. Maybe it’s because I marathoned the first 2 seasons of The Thick of It over the weekend and I have a wee crush on the show’s Scottish creative insults encyclopedia, Malcolm fucking Tucker. But it’s more likely to be dairy deprivation. 

I know now that dairy doesn’t do me any favours. A month and a half of foregoing cheese and cream has improved my skin, helped me lose 4 lbs and reduced the concentration of methane in the Earth’s atmosphere by 50 parts per billion, maybe. But people can only bend so far before they break, and that 14″ pizza wasn’t going to eat itself. So for this weekend only, I said fuck it.

And this delicious peach dish helped me do it. Drizzled in balsamic vinegar, honey and thyme and roasted until beautifully caramelized, then topped with creamy french Goat’s cheese, it hits all the spots. And depending on your mood, it could work as a starter or a dessert! So, fuck it: Have it for both.

Ingredients:

4 Peaches, halved and pitted

1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar

2 tsp. Honey

few sprigs of Lemon Thyme

1-2 Tbsp. Goat’s Cheese

Sea Salt, to taste

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Slice peaches in half and remove the pits. Place skin-side up on a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil, vinegar, honey and thyme.

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2. Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until soft and caramelized. Take the peaches out and turn on the oven grill. Place about a teaspoon’s worth of Goat’s cheese and a sprig of thyme into the centre of each peach half and grill until the cheese has warmed and melted slightly, about one minute.

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3. Serve while warm with a big glass of white wine. Fuck it.

-Kate

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