Fresh Peach and Ginger Sauce

[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

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Fresh Peach and Ginger Sauce

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 2 cups
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
This recipe appears in: Sauced: Fresh Peach and Ginger Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh peaches
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 medium clove garlic, finely minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • Kosher salt to taste

Procedures

  1. 1

    Bring a medium saucepan filled with water to a boil over high heat. Blanch peaches in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove, let sit until cool enough to handle, then peel, pit, and roughly chop the peach flesh. Discard peels and pits.

  2. 2

    Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When foaming subsides, add shallots and cook, stirring frequently until softened and just starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  3. 3

    Add chopped peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, and mustard powder and continue to cook until peaches have softened and released their juices, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in bourbon, cook for 1 minute more. Season with salt to taste and serve.

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