Friday, September 5, 2014

Michael Symon's Honey Nectarines

So although these weren't a hit with everyone in our house, Aaron for example thought they weren't sweet enough, I had to feature these because they are so unique and delicious.  Michael Symon came through with a winner for me again, I love that these aren't super sweet, and that they have such a great flavor.  These weren't too difficult, aside from the amount of nectarines to be chopped up, and they are a great summer side dish.  Each serving, and we made at least 10, is 141 calories, and you just need one pot for this, so nice and easy.  I gave this a 9, as did our friends who ate with us, but I think Aaron gave them a 6, and the boys gave them an 8.  Also, my keyboard is fully functional again--hooray!  Here's what to do:

3/4 c dry white wine or white grape juice (the grape juice would obviously make them a little sweeter, something to consider)
Juice of 3 limes
1/4 c honey
1 shallot, minced
12 nectarines, pitted and quartered
3 T chopped fresh mint
3 T pine nuts

Bring the juice or wine, lime juice, honey, and shallot to a simmer in large pan over medium heat.  Add the nectarines and cook until the mixture is syrupy, about 20 minutes.  Gently stir in the mint and pine nuts.  Serve hot or at room temperature.

We had this as a side dish, but Michael Symon also suggests using this as an ice cream topping, and that would be fabulous.

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