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A love letter to Peach

July 16, 2014 Forage South

Dear Peach,

I've often wondered where you get your magnificent flavor from. I'm actually sad right now because I was duped as a child thinking those slimy canned peaches were what a peach actually tastes like. Oh how I was so wrong. Peach, I'm sorry it took us so long to find each other. You see growing up I never had the opportunity to eat a real peach. A Peach that grows on a tree. A peach that is bursting with flavor on a hot summer day. A peach with soft supple skin. Can I tell you a secret Peach? I love you! I do! Well, I think that's what it's called. All I know is that when I see you I get the warm fuzzies on the inside. That is love right? Peach...let's runaway and get married. We can run to someplace warm, maybe settle on a farm down south, and have lots of little peaches running around. What do you say peach?

Peach, promise me one thing will you? Promise me you'll be around and not leave me after Summer.

It's summer and peaches are on my mind and abundant right now. Get on over to your local farmers market and pick you up some sweet peaches and try out this recipe for Sweet in the Summer Heat Peach Bbq sauce. It's a great combination of tang, spice, and sweetness. Right now at Mason Bar we have these nice Smoky grilled chicken wings that are tossed in the bbq sauce that are so delicious! But it's not just good on chicken. Try it with grilled shrimp, brushed on some ribs, drizzled on top of grilled corn, or even over a piece of grilled watermelon. - Chef Frohne 

Peach Truck

Sweet in the Summer Heat Peach BBQ Sauce

Yields 9 cups

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup minced vidalia onion
  • 3 cups of GA peaches, peeled, seed removed, and small diced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3.5 cups of ketchup
  • 1 cup of molasses
  • 3 oz of local sorghum
  • 2 oz of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 oz Worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce

Add a small pot to the stovetop over medium heat. Add butter and allow to melt. Once melted add onion and sweat for two minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional two minutes. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pot and turn the burner down to low heat. Simmer for 20-30 minutes stirring periodically.




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