Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
From the book White House Chef: Eleven Years, Two Presidents, One Kitchen by Chef Walter Scheib and Andrew Friedman.
- 1⁄2 cup vinegar (champagne, rice, or white)
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon star anise, ground
- 3 ripe peaches, pitted and cut into 10 wedges each
- 3 ripe plums, pitted and cut into 8 wedges each
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
- Place the vinegar, honey, cilantro, oil, lime juice and zest, brown sugar, jalapeno, hot sauce, cinnamon, and anise in a large bowl; stir together until well incorporated and the sugar has dissolved.
- Gently fold in the peaches and plums and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper then serve.
Fabulous! I made this recipe for a 4th of July BBQ and it was a huge hit! Everyone wants the recipe for it. I love the combination of sweet and spicy.
Outstanding!! I guess the White House Chef would create nothing less!!! The balance of flavors here was perfect!! Your mouth was constantly picking up wonderful tastes!! I loved the heat with the sweet of the fruit and marinade. This enhanced the fruit incredibly!! I put a little creme fraiche with it too just to taste. Will definitely make again, thanks so much for posting!!!!!!!