Peaches bring a tempered sweetness to this homemade barbecue sauce, while ancho chili peppers, which are the dried version of poblano peppers, supply just the right amount of fiery kick. It’s the perfect way to take chicken up a gastronomic notch. Serve with roasted potatoes and a summer salad for a delicious complete meal. It’s very likely you’ll have extra sauce on hand—consider that a blessing when you learn how amazing it is on everything from coleslaw to pizza.
If a recipe calls for peeled peaches, slice an “x” in the skin and then submerge in boiling water for about 30 seconds. Remove with slotted spoon and submerge in ice water. Once cooled, the skin will peel off effortlessly.
Heat heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add dried chili peppers to pan and toast for about 30 seconds per side, being very careful not to scorch peppers. Slice tops off toasted dried chili peppers and pour out seeds. Reserve seeds. Place peppers in bowl, cover with hot water, and let soak for about 15 minutes.
Drain peppers and place them in blender or food processor along with 1 tsp (5 mL) reserved pepper seeds, peaches, tomato paste, vinegar, shallot, garlic, honey, Worcestershire sauce, allspice, black pepper, and salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and blend in more pepper seeds if a hotter sauce is desired. Place some sauce in separate bowl for brushing on uncooked chicken.
Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush chicken thighs with oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place chicken on greased grill grate and heat, with lid down, for 5 minutes. Brush tops with sauce, flip chicken, brush more sauce on grilled sides of chicken, and continue grilling until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest parts registers 165 F (75 C), about 4 to 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and brush on more sauce if desired.
Serve with fresh steamed green beans, and garnish with a sliced peach and chopped parsley.
With Spain’s expansive coastlines and multiple islands, seafood is a staple of the cuisine. This quick and easy prawn dish will add a pop of protein and a wonderful smokiness to your tapas-style lineup. Sustainable seafood When choosing prawns (or any seafood), opt for sustainable varieties that recognize and even reward sustainable fishing practices. As an important protein in many cultures, seafood, caught sustainably, helps contribute to healthy oceans < and > healthy communities.
This vegan take on classic shepherd’s pie is jam-packed with bold and rich flavours that will ensure no one will miss the meat. While a great source of fibre, lentils also contain the highest amount of folate out of all plant-based foods. Oven ready If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, you’ll need to transfer cooked lentil filling to a baking dish before topping with mashed sweet potatoes and baking.
Cauliflower has been having a moment lately, and this salad proves exactly why. Tender caramelized cauliflower is crowned in a glorious sweet and savoury crumble that will ensure it a place on your table all month long. Of all tree nuts, pecans have the highest concentration of flavonoids, which offer beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, and they also protect your cells from oxidative damage. Crumble perfection This crumble topping is too good not to use it on other preparations. Sprinkle over a carrot ribbon salad to add some extra pizzazz, use as a glorious garnish on a soup or stew, or consider generously spooning over your next vegetable “steak” to add some delicious textural variation.
This gloriously comforting dish gets its creamy lusciousness from a can of white beans. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand instead of broccoli. Pass the pasta Instead of regular pasta, consider serving this sauce over zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, or cooked spaghetti squash.