It’s hard not to smile when you bite into a great peach. That’s why this month on Live.Love.Lux we have articles starring peaches, and have partnered with Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen to share tips, insights and recipes featuring one of our favorite summer fruits.
Pickling fruit may seem jarring at first (pun intended), but the technique takes the raw edge off of fresh produce and can add a unique flavor and depth to both sweet and savory dishes. And summertime is the best time to experiment with a favorite southern tradition: pickled peaches.
What, you might ask, are ways to use a pickled peach? Try straining them of their liquid and putting them on top of cornmeal and cheddar waffles for a perfectly acidic, sweet breakfast topping. Or, chop them up with some cilantro and a little jalapeno to garnish a fish taco.
This recipe has a vinegar-forward pickled flavor that is tangy without being nearly as assertive as something like a pickled relish. We don’t recommend using this brine for something like pickled cucumbers, but the spice combination below works quite well with the sweet peaches.
Live.Love.Lux Tip: When simmering, enjoy precise heat control with the Min-2-Max® Burner on your Electrolux Gas Range.