Monday, August 6, 2012

Spicy Grilled Salmon or Chicken with Grilled Peaches

When a main dish makes you want to sing between bites 
you know it is one you have to get the recipe for and 
this Bobby Flay Recipe certainly makes me want to 

My friend Tammy introduced me to this recipe on our 

I told you we loved to eat really well at Lake Powell.

Everyone was anxious for her to email the recipe.
Our friend Wally had just brought us over some
Red Sockeye Salmon that he had caught in Alaska.
I decided to make the recipe and try it on both the
salmon and the chicken.

It is one of those fabulous recipes that is so full of flavor, but so 
easy to make.  I have seen grilled peaches for ages but have never
made them - don't put it off - give it a try this week!!

Spicy Grilled Chicken or Salmon with Grilled Peaches
(Slight adaptation of Bobby Flay's 

2 C. peach preserves
1 T. finely chopped garlic
3 T. olive oil
2 T. soy sauce
1 T. Dijon mustard
1 small jalapeno or serrano chili finely chopped

boneless chicken breasts or salmon filets
fresh peach halves - one per person
toasted, chopped pecans

1/3 C. soy sauce
1/3 C. vegetable oil
1/3 C. maple syrup
1 clove garlic, crushed

Mix the marinade and marinate the meat for 30 minutes. 
( I changed the recipe and added the marinade.)

Meanwhile prepare the spicy peach sauce by mixing 
all of the ingredients together.

Heat grill.  Grill chicken or salmon about 5 minutes per side.
Brush peach glaze on both sides and continue to grill until

Brush the cut side of the peach halves with the peach glaze
and place cut side down on grill for about 2 minutes.  Turn
over and spoon more glaze onto cut side.  Cook about 3-4 
minutes more or until soft.  

Serve the meat with additional glaze poured over
and the grilled peaches.  Top both with toasted pecans.
(I added the pecans too.  They give a nice nutty crunch.)

Even my non-fish lovers gobbled down the salmon.  It was the reddest
salmon I had ever seen and was perfect with the glaze, peaches and pecans.

The peaches would be fabulous as a side dish too.

This is me rappelling down a cliff at Lake Powell.
The first step off the top is the scariest.
We work up a big appetite here and it is fun to
have such great food.  So glad Tammy introduced us
to this great recipe.

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  1. This looks like a keeper!
    Regarding the rappelling - I thought your were boating! You are certainly a good sport, because I'd have been watching from the deck, cool drink in one hand and camera in the other!

  2. Oh, my! I'm with Pondside, I'd be the one on deck taking the photos. I almost lost my lunch just looking at the photo of you going down that cliff. You are one brave and adventurous lady! Thanks for the recipe. ~ Sarah

  3. You are quite the adventurer! I don't think I would be brave enough to do this! And you made it down in one piece??

    Your recipe looks delicious and the pictures are fabulous! I've always wanted to grill peaches, I heard they are great! Have you posted pictures of the houseboat? I'd love to see it!


  4. The peaches look amazing and I'm sure I'd love this with chicken! Looks like you had quite the vacation:@)

  5. YIKES!!! I, for sure, probably would not try rappeling down that cliff!!!! Brave heart, you are! Then recipe sounds like a KEEPER....thanks!!! XO, Pinky

  6. hmmm I am such a newbie to ur blog but it is so Wonderful! I hava couple of questions if u have time to answer them i would be HONORED:') Really! 1.) are the peaches canned? i hope this is not a stupid question :'( i just wanted to know cause i am making this weekend, OH I MADE THE LEMONADE CAKE!!!! GIRL! IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL AND TASTEY AND MOIST, everyone kept asking me where i got the rescipe i sent them to ur BLOG,:')

  7. Yummy...I really enjoy grilled salmon and to add peaches is even better. You are one brave woman, going down that cliff. Great job on Joni's counter tops.

  8. Yes, they are fresh peaches. Perfect this time of year.

  9. Spicy, sweet and grilled... out three favorite things! Beautiful photography, pin.

  10. I am going to make this ASAP! And the way you lake Powell is the way to lake Powell. This whole pregnancy I have just been craving lake Powell food because everyone brings their A game!


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