From Blah to Tasty
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Yesterday was a blah day but my creative mind was still going strong. I found a website for peaches. I decided on a peach recipe because my family has an overstocked pantry of foods. I want to clear out the overstock to make way for healthier, goal enhancing food items. I don't want to throw out the other items as they are still good and can be made into healthy dishes with the right recipe.
Since I am a recipe junkie, I have challenged myself to "trimming the fat" out our pantry. The recipes came from the California Cling Peach Board. www.calclingpeach.com. I used two recipes to make one dish. It turned out pretty good, I did make some modifications though.
Recipe #1 Country BBQ Sauce. The modifications that I made are: I used reduced sodium ketchup and I used 2 tbsp of jarred garlic. For those that love BBQ sauce this has a little to much vinegar for my taste. If you don't like much vinegar in your sauce I suggest that you use less.
In the directions it says to boil for 5 minutes while stirring. This leaves the sauce very thin (like a mop sauce in BBQ terms) If you like it thicker you will have to reduce the sauce into a consistency that you like.
Recipe #2 Sunset Peach Salsa The modifications I made here are I reduce the vinegar again from 4 to 2 teaspoons. I omitted the oil. And I left out the jalapeņo.(only because I forgot to buy one. oops.) I also added some red pepper because I forgot the jalapeņo.
The salsa is very tasty and I look forward to having as a snack when I go home for lunch. Here is a tip. If you are making both recipes together like I did. You only need one can of peaches because you need the juice for the bbq sauce and the fruit for the salsa.
I served this over couscous and I cooked chicken drumsticks( an excuse to grill). I got 12 serving from this. 1 drumstick each. Here is my nutritional breakdown with my modifications
Fat 6.1g or 23%
Carbs 29.5g or 50% (I think part of this is because of the couscous)
Fiber 1.4g (I wish it could have been more. I will work on that)
sugars 18.7g (no added sugars here. this is all from the fruit)
Protein 16.2g or 27%
I wish I had a picture and next time I promise I will take some.