Pork + Peaches Forever

Yahoo FoodJuly 6, 2014

Dress up grilled pork with the best the summer harvest has to offer. These sweet peach condiments are sure to bring bold flavor to your main course. 

Just Peachy Marinade

This dreamy marinade for pork doubles as a flavoring agent and a finishing glaze.


1/2 cup peach preserves

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons coarse grained Dijon mustard

11/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

See more: Juicy Pork Tenderloin Marinades


Place 1 cup marinade and 4 pork chops or 2 tenderloins in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal; turn to coat. Reserve remaining marinade. Chill 2 to 4 hours. Remove pork; discard used marinade. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Grill as desired; baste with reserved marinade during last 5 minutes.

Blueberry-Peach Salsa

This juicy topping pulls sweet and savory double duty. For extra flavor use our all-purpose pork brine recipe listed below. 


1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Zest and juice of 1 lime

1 large peach, peeled and finely diced

1 small shallot, finely chopped

3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

2 tablespoons hot pepper jelly

1 tablespoon olive oil

See more: 61 Fresh Summer Peach Recipes


Coarsely chop half of blueberries. Toss chopped blueberries with whole blueberries and remaining ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 24 hours.

All-Purpose Pork Brine

Before adding peaches, try treating your pork with this simple, tasty brine. 


1 1/2 qt. hot water

3 tablespoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper

4 garlic cloves, crushed

2 bay leaves

1/2 large lemon, sliced

See more: 26 Ways with Pork Tenderloin


Stir together all ingredients in a large stockpot until salt and sugar dissolve. Let stand 1 hour.

NOTE: We tested with Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt.

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