Peach and mint salad
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Step by step recipe:
Roughly cut 1 handful fresh mint leaves with scissors into a cup.
Pour on 4 tablespoons of sugar syrup and leave to stand (while preparing peaches) until the syrup takes on the flavour of the mint.
Peel and to poach 8 peaches.
Over a bowl, take a peach in your hand and cut off small pieces with a knife, without going right to the stone.
We don't use immedieately around the stone as this flesh is less sweet.
Pour mint syrup over peaches through a fine strainer to remove mint leaves which you can discaed.
Add more sugar syrup until peaches pieces are well covered.
Cover with plastic film, and keep in the fride until serving.
You can serve in individual bowls, with a few mint leaves for decoration.
Remarks:The secret of this recipe is in the quality and flavouro f the peaches, take best flavoured you can find, different kinds if possible: yellow, white, vine, etc.
If you lke a stronger mint flavour, you can make an infusion. For this: put chopped mint leaves in a pan, with sugar syrup, over low heat and bring to the boil. When boiling, remove from heat, cover and leave to cool. Add to peaches through a strainer as in the classic recipe.
Last modified on: September 7th 2012
Your 2 comments or questions on this recipe:
It sound great, but what are those reds fruits in?
Comment #1 posted on september 15th 2008 at 19:40 by Sarah.
For Sarah : this is a red kind of peaches call "vineyard peaches", they are pretty but not very tasty. If you can find small, very tasty and flavoured vineyard peaches from your grand-mother garden (or something), this will certainly be great.
Comment #2 posted on september 15th 2008 at 19:47 by jh.