Easy side dishes: prosciutto-wrapped peaches



I have a big problem with recipes for side dishes: they take too long to make.  I can commit to a 20 minute prep and cook time for a main course, but when it comes to the accompaniments, I just can't justify such a time commitment.  I assume, dear reader, that because you are as busy, fabulous, and over-scheduled as I am, you have similar time constraints.

As a lazy cook, I opt instead to create dishes that I can throw together without measuring spoons, sifters and reference notes.  A dash of this and a splash of that is more my style: simple and easy.

Simple dishes that take little time to make can become mundane after a while, so I'm always looking for fresh ideas that are quickly and easily implemented.  Who isn't, right?  Well, I've got a great one to share with you: prosciutto-wrapped peaches.  This delicious and unique side dish can be made in a snap, leaving precious time for more important things, like enjoying a glass of wine with your husband after the kids go to bed.

Here's how to make them:

Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches:
  1. Slice peaches in half and remove pit
  2. Dust peaches with sea salt
  3. Place two fresh basil leaves on each peach half
  4. Slice prosciutto in half lengthwise; then wrap one strip around each peach half, covering basil leaves
  5. Pour olive oil in a medium sized saute pan.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. Brown peaches over medium-high heat
  7. Remove peaches when prosciutto is browned
  8. Serve with pork or fish
As my daughter would say, "Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy."



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