Spicy Peach Salsa
On Tuesday, Marta and I decided to try our hand at barbecuing, and once again it turned out to be quite the story. If you remember, the last time I tried to barbecue, I ended up with soot all over my arms and a mild case of smoke inhalation. So after much debating, we decided to give our charcoal grill another try… this time with lighter fluid. (We chose an odorless lighter fluid with less preservatives in efforts to be as natural as possible. One day we will succeed at lighting the coals without fluid, but alas, we are no grilling masters … yet).
We followed the instruction on the lighter fluid to the letter, yet the coals refused to light. So again, I checked in with my brother for grilling tips. Excerpts of our phone and text conversation went something like the following:
Me: “The coals refuse to catch on fire. We used lighter fuel and everything.”
Michael: “Did you put the lid on the grill? You shouldn’t do that since it can choke the fire.”
and later over text when I sent him a picture of our grill:
Michael: “You have too few coals … You have barely enough to even cover the bottom with a single layer of charcoal. That means the fire will not be hot enough and probably burn out too quickly.”
Me: “Oh, so add more then?”
So while obviously you can tell I’m no grilling expert, we managed to get quite a nice burn going… and it only took us a little over an hour!
That night, we feasted on wonderful homemade burgers (Marta’s special recipe) topped spicy peach salsa. I love this salsa because it combines the best of what’s in season into the perfect, fresh summer salsa. Marta and I ended up eating most of the salsa with chips while we waited for our grill to light, but it pairs perfectly with a juicy burger and IPA.
Spicy Peach Salsa
2 Yellow Peaches
2 Medium Limes
2 Mint Sprigs
Finely dice peaches, jalapeño and mint. Squeeze limes* into the peaches and mix.
*Note: Roll the limes against a hard surface before squeezing to help release the juices.
Happy Fiesta Friday everyone!
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