Serrano and Basil Wrapped Peaches
I know we’ve already determined that it’s still summer, right? Well here’s even more proof! Peaches are still in season in September! Isn’t that wonderful? To me it is because if two reasons. The first being that I really like peaches and the second being that I have an awful lot of peach recipes that I’m itching to make. These Serrano and Basil Wrapped Peaches are the ones I will share today.
Recently I posted this Peach Cherry Sangria. It was the first and last sangria of the summer at my house and it was delicious! There has also been a Raspberry Peach Upside Down Cake and these Blackberry Peach Colada Popsicles. All were really, really good but not even close to being the end of my peach recipes. It’s such a versatile fruit and works in place of just about any fruit in most recipes.
This recipe for Serrano and Basil wrapped Peaches, if you could call it that, is so ridiculously simple it only takes about 10 minutes. It doesn’t appear to be a difficult recipe but it does have a stunning end result and will impress just about anyone. You’ve got about another 4-6 weeks before you can’t get fresh peaches anymore so you better get busy.
Since the beginning of starting this blog I have attempted to help readers learn how to or maybe even just be aware of how to customize a recipe to fit their lifestyle and their families taste. I’ve mentioned it in several posts but I am going to start listing substitutions in each post as a recurring feature. You’re all welcome to jump in with input as well! I think it’ll be fun.
- Swap serrano for prosciutto
- Swap basil for mint
- Another stone fruit like plum might work (I’d taste it first to be sure flavors work together)
- You could sprinkle feta on top
What substitutions would you make for your family?
- 3 ripe peaches cut into 8 wedges each
- 1/2 teaspoon extra fine sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon champagne citrus vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
- 12 thin slices serrano ham
- 24 small basil leaves
- In a medium bowl, gently toss peaches with the next 4 ingredients and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain.
- Cut ham lengthwise in half and wrap each piece around a slice of peach.
- Wrap basil across the top and secure with a metal or wooden pick.