A Peach of a Dish, that’s Mint to Be: Check out All the Ingredients in my Fusion Flavors recipe for Moroccan Stir-Fry!Beef / June 17, 2016
I love summer fruit, especially stone fruit, especially peaches, especially….a…lot. And when I’m done adding them to muffins, or cooking them into jam, or ladling a puree of them into a frosting, I simply must find a way to put them into a savory dish. When I’m thinking of ways to match flavors that seem at odds, (although fruit is the ULTIMATE flavor bridge for savory dishes!) I look to some of the Mediterranean flavors for cues to deliciousness.
This one was a true match made in heaven…or in the orchard I suppose.
The best kind of magic happens when a marinade is perfect. And this one did the trick. By putting the tender steak pieces in with lemon, onion, red wine vinegar, oil and lots of Moroccan seasoning blend, the meat was infused with flavor. Then I stir fried the usual suspects of pepper and onion, but added peaches, raisins and mint to the fragrant medley.
Further enhancing the tanginess of the meal, I created a sauce that was simply a blend of fig balsamic vinegar and honey, and finished it all with a bit of parsley. I couldn’t wait to dig into it!
The best thing to soak up all this Moroccan flavor and juices is good white rice. I amped it up by stirring in copious amounts of smoky paprika. It added a bit of tint, and a lot of heat. What I was most happy about is that all the flavors created were brand new. Nothing popped out as being overwhelming. Just all perfect together. It was truly “peachy.” And for sure, “mint” to be.