Grilled Peaches and Pork

  • CookingCrazy Posted: 09/05/10
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    This was wonderful. I did not have boneless pork chops, but did have a great pork tenderloin roast in my freezer (can't get any more tender than a tenderloin). I followed the recipe as stated and the only other substitution was spinach in place of the arugula (my family does not care for arugula). This recipe is so good, I would definitely make for company.

  • shaftermee Posted: 06/21/09
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    Despite all of the fantastic reviews I still hesitated before making this recipe. Grilled peaches with meat? Really? But it was just as good as everyone said. I purchased thin cut pork that didn't require pounding, used spinach instead of arugula, only had peaches that weren't at all ripe enough and were impossible to peel, and completely forgot to sprinkle on the sugar. But even with those changes/mistakes it was excellent and very easy. I will definitely make this for company sometime this summer. The presentation is beautiful, and the taste even better.

  • KathyTX Posted: 07/16/09
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    What a contrast in flavors!!! The sweetness of the peaches paired with the rich, peppery flavor of the arugula and then the tartness of the vinegar!!! Wow!!! Definitely a meal to impress!!

  • tfoodie Posted: 09/10/10
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    I will eat just about anything, which is the only reason it was eaten at all. I used an herb salad blend that has some arugula in it, but overall it was just too tangy. There needs to be something to ground the vinegar and lime - the pork alone was not enough to accomplish that.

  • jilfinnegan Posted: 08/03/09
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    I love this recipe! I made it for a year or two with cous cous or rice instead of the arugula and still do on occassion. I finally tried it with the arugula and like that even better. I always look forward to this recipe once it's peach season.

  • Purduekel Posted: 08/17/09
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    AMAZING! Marinated pork for 24 hours because it was easier for me to prepare ahead. Served with roasted potatoes tossed with Thyme and Rosemary for a fabulous meal.

  • LynnieM Posted: 09/11/10
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    Great recipe. Made as directed except for I used a little less fresh thyme. Also, I brushed the peaches with olive oil and the balsamic vinegar. Will definitely make again and will use for guests. Delicious!!!!

  • KLStorck Posted: 06/08/09
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    Really great recipe! I subbed in baby spinach for arugula and it came out great. Also I didn't pound out the meat and just cooked the pork chops through longer. The marinade is fantastic all by itself. Could be used on chicken too. I will definetly make this again!

  • MelissaIngram Posted: 09/08/10
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    This was really good. I used pork cutlets and romaine lettuce. My hubby liked it! Will make again.

  • cjbuddy Posted: 09/07/09
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    Loved this. My husband wasn't crazy about the arugula, so I may try baby spinach or spring mix next time. This presents beautifully.

  • sK81955 Posted: 03/21/11
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    I doubled up the recipe and made this for a big, casual company dinner last summer- it was a major hit with everyone. The grilled peaches were incredible- even hard, grocery-store peaches were made delectable.

  • Algebra2tutor Posted: 08/20/10
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    This is a great summer time recipe. I didn't change a thing. We love this when the south carolina peaches are at their peak. I have made it before without the arugula but I feel the arugula makes the dish. Italian bread and a glass of Reisling is all you need. Yummy!

  • TexasPM Posted: 09/04/10
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    Not something I would make again. Recipe was very confusing and the combination of pork and peaches was not our favorite. Prefer apples and pork.

  • Unoimthe1 Posted: 05/17/10
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    Loved it. Will definitely make it again. It's fast enough to make for an everyday meal but it's fancy enough for a special occasion. I served Balsomic Roasted- New Potatos with it and steamed broccoli (my husband isn't big on Arugula and BBQ'd peaches so I wanted to add a vege for him).

  • HappyRocks Posted: 08/03/10
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    We made this last night and it was a big hit. Instead of arugula, I used a gad of mixed greens. Nobody realized that the salad only had vinegar and lime juice. Great for the diet.

  • Hrhacissej Posted: 09/13/10
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    Love, love, love this recipe! I substituted a lettuce mix for the arugula, and I also had a bit of confusion with the wording for the marinade. However, I don't think whatever "mistakes" I made were a problem. So easy and so tasty. My family misses comfort food with its rich flavors in the summer, but this recipe really steps up to the challenge of providing full flavor without a lot of heavyness.

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 06/03/11
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    The pork itself is a 5, but the peaches were virtually impossible to separate from the pit leaving me with a smashed mess to put on grill. I also did not particularly care for this over the greens, although I did use spring mix instead of arugula. I would not make this again...not worth the effort.

  • simpson307 Posted: 06/04/11
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    This was a huge hit with my family - even the 11 year old. Easy to make. Just great! We omitted the sugar accidentally and it was great. Caught our mistake and added the sugar and it was even better. TRY THIS ONE!!!

  • carolfitz Posted: 06/05/11
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    Due to very bad weather, we only made the chops from this recipe, following directions except we marinated them at room temp for an hour. Grilled pork indoors on the George Foreman and let rest for about 15 minutes. Topped with the fruit from CL's skillet pork chop saute with peaches. Served with asparagus and the rest of the white wine. Good supper.

  • tphil5 Posted: 06/06/11
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    This makes even unripe peaches taste wonderful. Peeling isn't necessary either.

  • ktjpsmom Posted: 05/28/11
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    This is one of our favorite recipes. We grow arugula...can't get fresher than that. I'm making it tonight and plan to grill not only peaches but a couple of pluots I need to use up. Grilled stone fruit is THE BEST!

  • CBellnap Posted: 06/09/11
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    Very good. The peaches were very hard to peel and remove the pits from. Guess I didn't have free stone peaches. Maybe frozen peaches would work better. Loved the contrasting flavors of the sweet peaches and the spicy arugula. Yumm!

  • pooklee Posted: 06/07/11
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    Peaches were very good- did not peel or use the sugar- why put sugar on fruit that is already sweet???? Pork chops were just pork chops. The marinade did not add anything in my opinion and I would skip it next time. In fact, I will just grill the pork chops and peaches and flavor them to my palate using fresh herbs and spices next time instead of using the marinade

  • sobgila Posted: 07/28/12
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    This was Very good. I used pork tenderloin, as it was in my freezer. I put it on top of spinach for me and used the left over marinade. I put in on brown rice for my husband. I thought it was great - my husband thought it was "good," but he worried I would make it again ( he is not a fruit and meat person ). Thus, unfortunately I probably will not make again - unless he is out of town!

  • PudinFoot Posted: 06/28/12
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    I bought a Pork Loin and cut my Pork Loins from that. Even though my peaches weren't quite ripe everything turned out delicious. I got rave reviews from the family. We also had grilled Corn on the Cob and grilled Potatos. Will definitely make again.

  • NancyHW Posted: 06/16/12
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    We also substituted spinach for the greens. The whole family adored it, 41 yr old man, 6 & 2 year old daughters. Two changes, use Iowa Chops and don't pound, just adjust the grill time. Grill more peaches than you think you really need.

  • ftcollinsco Posted: 07/11/13
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    Delicious, fast, & easy = win, win, win! Added garlic & onion powder to the marinade. Served with pesto orzo.

  • daneanp Posted: 10/12/13
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    Really delicious. I needed more dressing to dress the greens so next time, I'll double the marinade and save 2 tablespoons. I also think it needed some red onion - we did crumble some feta over the top which was really awesome. The best way to peel peaches is to drop them in boiling water for 3-5 minutes then plunge them into ice water. The peel slips right off. We enjoyed this as a main course salad and had a nice rosemary foccacia with it and a lovely chardonnay. I would serve this to guests in a heartbeat.

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