Stone fruits season has just arrived and we cannot wait to indulge on to them! But wait, what are stone fruits? They are delicious and juicy fruits which have a hard seed inside them such as litchis, plums, apricots, berries, and nectarines! These stone fruits are available during the monsoon season in India. Stone fruits taste pleasant simply eaten as they are but they can also be used in a variety of dishes! From savoury dishes to desserts, stone fruits taste absolutely delightful with anything and everything. Read on to make the most of these succulent stone fruits this season!
1. Peach Tart
Enjoy this scrumptious dessert with fresh pieces of peaches baked in a rustic pie crust. Read to prepare this mouth-watering dessert at home.
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius
2. Cut the peaches into quarters and then into slices
3. In a mixing bowl, add brown sugar, cinnamon, spices, vanilla extract, lemon juice and flour
4. Now, toss the peaches into the above mixture and set it aside
5. Roll the crust into a big circle and transfer it into a rimmed baking sheet
6. Now, transfer the marinated peaches into the pie crust leaving 2 inches from the edges
7. Fold the sides of the crust over the peaches and spread heavy cream across the edges
8. Sprinkle some sugar over the pie and bake for 40 minutes until the edges turn golden brown
9. Serve warm with a scoop of ice creamy and enjoy!
2. Apricot Nectarine Caprese Salad
Easy, light and super refreshing! Treat your guests with this super delicious palate cleanser salad on your next house party.
• 2 ripe apricots, thinly sliced
• 1 small package fresh mozzarella, sliced or cubed
• 3-4 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
• Mint, Parsley and Peanut Pesto
• 1 cup fresh mint, chopped
• 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
• 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
• 1 Tbsp lemon juice
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1/4 cup salted peanuts
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• Salt and pepper, to taste
Make the pesto
1. Combine the mint, parsley, basil, lemon juice, garlic, and peanuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
2. Now, with the food processor running on low, drizzle in the olive oil and blend until fully incorporated and smooth.
3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If you want the pesto to be thinner, just add more olive oil and blend again until you get the consistency you prefer.
Assemble the Apricot Nectarine Caprese Salad
4. On a large platter, scatter the sliced apricot, nectarines and tomatoes. Top this with the fresh mozzarella, drizzle some homemade pesto and sprinkle chopped peanuts.
5. To keep all ingredients fresh and crisp, sprinkle on some fresh mint, parsley and basil
6. Serve and enjoy!
3. Grilled Chipotle Chicken With Berry Salsa
If you haven’t tried chicken with a berry salsa, you’re missing out on a whole lot of dreamy flavours! Read on to prepare this sweet and savoury dish with your choice of stone fruit!
• (4) 8-oz chicken breasts
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 teaspoons kosher salt
• 2 teaspoons pepper
• 1 cup berries, hulled and chopped
• 1 cup blueberries, whole
• 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
• 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
• 1/4 cup chopped mint
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon honey
1. Preheat your cast iron skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes.
2. Pat the chicken breasts dry and season with salt and pepper.
3. Add the olive oil to the cast iron skillet, and place the chicken in skin side down (if it has skin) and sear for 8-10 minutes until golden. Flip, and cook another 5-8 minutes until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165ºF.
4 Remove the chicken from the skillet and rest for 5 minutes.
5. Combine all the ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl, and toss them. Taste, and add more honey/salt/balsamic/mint to suit your taste.
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