Vanilla Spice-Rubbed Grilled Peaches With Fresh Goat Cheese

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare a grill for medium direct heat.
  • For the rub, put the sugar in a small bowl. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the sugar using the tip of a sharp paring knife (tuck the bean into a bowl of sugar for vanilla sugar).
  • Mix the vanilla seeds with the sugar, using the tips of your fingers to break up clumps. Stir in the pepper and cinnamon.
  • Cut the peaches in half; remove the pits. Brush the cut sides lightly with oil; sprinkle generously with the spice rub (you will not use all the spice rub -- reserve the remaining for another use).
  • Place the peaches, cut sides up, on a lightly oiled grill; grill until the peaches are starting to soften and the skin side is marked by the grill, about 3 minutes.
  • Turn; grill until the sugar is nicely golden and caramelized, about 2 minutes (move to a cooler part of the grill if they are browning too quickly).
  • Turn the peaches cut-side up again; place 1 tablespoon of the goat cheese in the center of each.
  • Grill peaches until goat cheese is warmed and just beginning to melt, about 1 minute. Transfer to a platter.
  • Sprinkle the goat cheese with a little more of the spice rub.
  • Serve hot.
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