Somehow on weekends we end up having late breakfast/brunch which messes up our whole schedule for dinner. This results of course in us being hungry by 4 pm..which further means that we are no longer hungry by dinner time…so what happens then? Same thing happened last Sunday. I wasn’t hungry for a heavy meal, but was in mood for something light. Additionally, I had two events to participate in. So to kill several birds with one stone, enters grilled peach with cardamom flavored mascarpone.
I usually grill peaches and add a dollop of mascarpone cheese on top. But on Sunday I guess I had more time on my hands than I realized and went ahead to make perfect rounds of the peaches and decorating the dish. Not that any of it took much time.
The end result was sweet peaches with creamy cardamom mascarpone and so easy to make. I did not realize, but peaches and strawberries compliment each other very well. There are many alterations you can do with this recipe. I might try this with blueberries..or make blueberry mascarpone. Also, you can substitute cardamom with cinnamon. Yummy!
This entry will go to:
1. Monthly Mingle – Grill It! started by Meeta of What’s For Lunch Honey? and hosted this month by Sig of Live to Eat. You can find all the previous Monthly Mingle round-ups on Meeta’s blog here.
2. Think Spice – Favorite hosted at Sunita’s World. With cardamom being my favorite spice, this recipe is perfect for this amazing event.
Recipe: Grilled Peach Napoleon
2 peaches (not too ripe)
4 Tbsp Mascarpone cheese
1/2 tsp honey
1 pod cardamom – skin discarded and seeds crushed
butter for brushing the grill
2 strawberries – thinly sliced
In a bowl, mix mascarpone cheese, honey, and cardamom. Slice the peaches about 1/2 inch thick. Brush some butter over the hot grill. Lay the peach slices on the grill. Turn the peach slices over after 3-4 mins or after they are soft and have nice grill marks. Let them cook on the other side for another 3-4 mins. Once the peach slices are done, use a cookie cutter to make the perfect rounds. Let the peaches cool.
For assembly, lay one slice of peach on the plate and add a layer of mascarpone mix over the slice. Add another layer of peach slice and mascarpone mix. End with a slice of peach on top. Garnish with sliced strawberry.