Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Real Peach.

Time to wind up our quesadilla throwdown with version number 4. This little beaute was inspired by the peaches growing right outside my door...

I mean look at those little jerks. Is there anything more satisfying than eating something delicious from your own yard? Okay, maybe there is, but still.

We decided to sauté them with a bit of ginger juice, as the juice packs some serious flavor. Erin couldn't get enough...

"Danielle, Danielle, Danielle!"

When Erin gets excited about something, she says my name about 40 times. Okay, maybe 3.

Peach, Ginger and Mint Quesadillas

1 package flour tortillas
3 medium peaches
1 2-inch piece of ginger
1/2 cup mint, sliced or chopped
1 cup goat cheese crumbles
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
olive oil
sea salt/pepper

Peel and finely grate the ginger. Over a small bowl, squeeze the juice from the ginger bits. It's okay if some of the ginger falls in with the juice; in fact it's a good thing. This is a tedious process but totally worth it.

Pit and slice the peaches. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a medium sauté pan on medium-low heat. Add peaches. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add ginger juice/bits to the peaches and stir. Cook for another minute, until peaches begin to soften. (If your peaches are too ripe, you may not want to cook as long. You don't want them mushy.) Set aside.

Next, heat lightly oiled griddle on medium heat. Layer half the tortilla with both cheeses, then peaches and mint. Sprinkle with salt/pepper.

Place on griddle, fold empty half over, pressing down with a spatula. (For a cheesier 'dilla', add a little mozz on the other half of the tortilla, let it melt a little, then flip.) Cook a few minutes, or until mozzarella melts, flipping over once or twice. Slice and keep warm while making the rest.

Or if you're a Tart, tear into that sucker immediately.

These quesadillas are crazy good. Only thing we might add next time is some chopped red onion for an extra kick.

We will back tomorrow to wrap quesadilla week up and to find out if the little Tart has indeed arrived. Even this guy is starting to get annoyed...

"Seriously, Erin, you've been pregnant for like, ever."


  1. Ok girls, I can't choose which I like best, so I am prepared to have a week full of quesadillas as well. There could be worse things. Love peaches with ginger, nice touch.
    Can't wait to see the little bablet!

  2. This sounds like a great combination and easy to make...easy on some tight daily moments.
    Thanks for your great really shines through ;o)
    Flavourful wishes,

  3. LOL, love the photo of the squirrel.

  4. Peach, ginger, mint quesadillas! Yum. Also sounds like a hell of a cocktail. Rum?

  5. Thanks for the lovely comments, ladies. And Meghan, when is cocktail hour? We're coming over!