What a day!  What a challenge.  What FUN FOOD!  Every couple of months, the folks at work get together and decide to do an Iron Chef-like competition.  An ingredient is chosen and we get to come up with fun foods.  My favorite ingrediet upo to this point was when we did pumpkin back in October.

Today was Peach.

Not as many entries as in the past, but what we lacked in quantity, we gained in quality.  This was a really unique and rather ingenious crowd!

I made an Asian Peach Salsa, served over a Pork Tenderloin.  I have to admit i did a pretty good job on this one!

Asian Peach Salsa

  • 12 Peaches, diced
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced
  • 2 tsp Sambal Oleck (Chili Paste)
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Wine
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Basil, chopped
  • Lenon Verbena, chopped

Dice peaches and onions and place in bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and lightly mix.  Chill until ready to serve.

The salsa is great with chips, but is really really good with pork, chicken, or fish.  It’s pretty spicy, but you can adjust the heat by the amount of chili paste you use.

The next recipe was just plain outstanding.  Joe Poston made a Peach Salmon Chili.  You read that right.  Peach Salmon Chili.  Definitely one of the more unique dishes I have had.  And it really worked!

Peach Salmon Chili

  • 2 jars Peach salsa
  • 2 cans White Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 pkgs pre-cooked Salmon
  • 1 Mango, sliced ito small pieces
  • Chili powder until it is as hot as u like it

Combine ingrediets in a crock pot set on low.  Wait.  (About 6-7 hours.)  Not my recipe, but I’m sue you could let it simmer on a stovetop, too.

I was impressed.

There was also Chicken in a Peach BBQ Sauce, Peach Chipotle Ciabatta Bread, Peach Soda, a salad with a Peach Vinaigrette, and a Peach and soymilk just-like-ice-cream yummy dessert.

More info as I get recipes!

Definitely a good time was had by all!