|Harissa Honey Marinated Pork Sausage & Peach Kebabs|
It's officially HEREEEEEEE
The Peach Truck peaches have officially graced Nashville with their eagerly-awaited presence! If you're not familiar with The Peach Truck, it is my honor to enlighten you. The Peach Truck is a family-run business that grows and harvests the best of Georgia peaches, and blessedly they head straight to Nashville each May! Not only are the peaches as juicy and flavorful as you could want in the Summer heat, the Peach Truck runs an efficient system. You can check their schedule daily to see where peaches will be available, and they sell them just a few days underripe so you never get a mushy peach. For those of you out-of-towners, never fear! You can now order their peaches online to experience the magic.
Each Summer, I try to pay homage to the Peach Truck with at least one recipe. First up are these Harissa Marinated Sausage & Peach Grilled Skewers, and boyyy howdy are they delicious!
Harissa is a semi-spicy aromatic combination of smoked chili peppers, garlic, cumin, coriander, caraway and mint, although the formula varies. Harissa comes in both powder and paste form, and it is a staple in North African and Middle Eastern cooking. It may sound exotic, but Harissa is easy to find at almost any grocery store (my favorite brand is linked below). Harissa has a lovely pungent but also slightly sweet aroma and flavor, and it is a beautiful addition to grilled meats and vegetables. This recipe is SO simple, because Harissa does all the work for you! Also you can absolutely sub another protein or extra veggies for sausage! However, I the unctuous, rich pork is a perfect foil to delicately charred peaches. I used Seven Sons Pasture-Raised pork, which is an amazing company that prioritizes animal welfare. And then fresh basil adds a pop of brightness that truly rounds out the dish!
I also use avocado oil in this recipe, which is a new favorite. High in monounsaturated healthy fats and very heat-resistant, avocado oil is an ideal replacement for inflammatory, unstable vegetable oils. It is has a totally neutral flavor.
The next time you're fixin' to grill out, I highly recommend giving these kebabs a try. You can eat them straight off of the stick, place in a taco or serve with rice and salad.
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