August is National Peach Month, which means it is time to sink your teeth into a juicy peach. Peaches are a good source of vitamins A, B, and C, all while only having 40 calories in a medium sized peach. This delicious and low calorie fruit is great for snacking or baking into recipes. Summer is the perfect time to cook with peaches because they are currently in season and freshly picked. When picking out peaches look for firm and fuzzy skins without blemishes. Whether you’re looking for a yummy peach dessert or a sweet and savory dinner dish, Medical Department Store is going to show you how to get creative with a few great national peach month recipes.
- 5 medium sized tomatoes, coarsely chopped
- 2 large peaches, chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 can chickpeas
- A bunch of basil, leaves plucked and stalks chopped
- 9 oz. penne pasta
Directions: Heat oven to 390 degrees. In a lightly oiled baking dish, stir together tomatoes, peaches, onions, garlic, olive oil, salt, cinnamon, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Roast uncovered for 40 minutes, stirring at least twice during cooking, until ingredients have softened and thickened. Stir in chickpeas, balsamic vinegar and basil stalks after 30 minutes. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Mix pasta with sauce and basil leaves. Serve.
- 2 pounds ripe peaches, peeled and sliced/diced (about 8 peaches)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- Wonton wrappers (1 12 oz. pack should do it.)
- Canola or vegetable oil, enough for about 1″ of oil in your pan
- Powdered sugar for sprinkling
Directions: Slice up the peach and toss in a large bowl with flour and brown sugar. Lay out the wonton wrappers, drop about a tablespoon of sliced/diced peaches and a tad bit of peach juice in the center of each wonton wrapper. Using your finger or pastry brush, wet the outside edge of the wonton wrapper. Fold one corner of the wrapper over to the other corner, and gently press down to seal edges. Make sure to seal edges thoroughly to avoid the oil splattering. Add an additional fold, if you’d like by dabbing the corners with water and folding them up to meet in the middle. Heat 1″ of canola or vegetable oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat to 375°F. Carefully slide wontons into oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes, turning as they fry. When they reach a lovely golden brown, remove from oil to a paper towel lined pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Let cool ever so slightly and enjoy! Makes about 50-55 wontons.
Now that your mouth is watering, go ahead and make dinner with a delightful peach dessert. Here at Medical Department Store, we have plans to make both of these!Tags: peach month, peach recipes, recipes