Peach & Pepper Salsa….Send Summer off with Style!

It’s the last official weekend of summer and if you are looking for a recipe to tantalize your taste buds this Labor Day, look no further than my Peach & Pepper Salsa! It goes great with so many of your Summer dishes and can make the most indulgent of dishes seem a little more healthy 😊.

Peach & Pepper Salsa

Last week, Jeff made my all-time favorite summer guilty pleasure…Fried Soft Shell Crab and Fried Corn. (Yes, you did see the word “Fried” twice and that is why in bathing suit season, the words “guilty pleasure” fits perfectly..!) To make it even more indulgent, I made a Sirracha Aioli to top the crab and a bed of mixed greens…so very good!
Fried Soft Shell Crab over a bed of Mixed Salad Greens topped with a Sirracha Aioli and a side of Southern Fried Corn

We ended up with a couple of leftover crabs and I knew I didn’t want them to go to waste so I thought tacos would be a great alternative vehicle and that Peach & Pepper Salsa would be an excellent topping.

Delicious Soft Shell Crab

I warmed the crab up slowly in the oven on a cookie sheet with a rack to make sure that while it was heated, it maintained that crispy texture; then I chopped it up into bite size pieces to fill my tacos. I topped it with the delicious Pepper & Peach Salsa and it took an already great dish to another level.  The sweet juiciness of the peaches combined with the crunch of the red bell pepper and the spicy heat from the habanero was the perfect accompaniment for my Soft Shell Crab Tacos.  

This recipe is great as a stand alone salsa with your favorite tortilla chips. Another favorite way I like to serve it is over grilled fish like Halibut. There are just so many tasty ways to incorporate it and the recipe is soooo easy! Check it out!

                                                                                       Peach and Pepper Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups coarsely chopped peeled yellow peaches (about 1 pound) 
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1 medium) 
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions 
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 habanero pepper, seeded and minced
  •  1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.


Bottom Line:

This recipe is an easy way to elevate an every day dish into something a little more special and it can be used in so many way.  You may even like it so much, that you just eat it by the spoonful straight out of the bowl! I hope you will try this recipe and let me know how you used it in your kitchen. Until next time, I’m Chef Frankie…Always in the kitchen, having fun and cooking with Wild Abandonment!

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