Grilled Nectarines with Honey-Balsamic Glaze

17. July 2007 Vegetables + Salads 0

This recipe came from Bon Appétit Magazine. The original one uses creme fraiche, but I decided to skip it to make the nectarines stand out. Nectarines are bountiful in the summer and they don’t really need any accompaniment–they’re bright and juicy on their own–but the glaze makes for a prettier presentation. A dollop of good vanilla ice cream doesn’t hurt, though.

3 firm but ripe nectarines, halved, pitted
1/4 cup honey
a few jigs of balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Heat stove-top grill while making the glaze. Whisk 1/2 cup honey, vinegar and vanilla in small bowl. Brush glaze on nectarines.
2. Grill nectarines until heated through, about 3 minutes. Gently turn over and grill the other side. Drizzle remaining glaze before serving.