Lunch box basics: You will need a few key basic things in place before packing…
Once broiled, you can use enjoy these amazing peaches in a few ways: as a savory- sweet side dish, or sliced and served on top of an arugula salad with a little balsamic cream, or as a dessert with ice cream, Mascarpone cheese or crème fraîche.
1/3 c butter or oil
1/3 cup fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons honey, or more to taste
Melt butter or warm oil in a small saucepan. Add thyme leaves. Simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally 10 minutes, to infuse the flavours. Stir in honey. Turn off heat and let it sit.
Preheat oven or grill to somewhere around 450F. Wash 6-8 peaches, halve, and remove pits. If you are using a grill, it’s probably best to keep them in halves. If using a pan you can quarter or slice into smaller pieces. Brush pan with a little of the thyme honey. If using a grill, brush the inside of the peaches with a little oil.
Lay peaches out, with the skins on the outside. Brush with Thymed Honey. Broil about 5-7 minutes- or until skins soften, maybe even blacken a bit. Depending on your broil/ grill , you may want to turn the peaches and broil a few more minutes. Remove from heat, brush again with Thymed Honey and allow to cool a bit.
Arrange on a platter & garnish with some thyme leaves. If you’re going savory- maybe add a little black pepper. For a salad, arrange onto greens. For a dessert, arrange into plates or bowls and top with ice cream or crème fraîche.