Fruit Of The Week – Nectarine

Nectarines

– Nectarines are the same species as peaches.
– The main difference is that nectarines have no fuzz!
– Nectarines have yellow or whitish flesh, a light aroma, and smooth skin.
– Nectarines are often slightly smaller and sweeter than peaches.

Caramelized Nectarines
4 servings

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon unsalted butter (salted would also work)
5 large nectarines
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions:
1. Place a strainer over a bowl and cut the nectarines into the strainer, so their juice collects in the bowl.
2. Heat the butter in a pan over medium heat. When it is hot, add the nectarines and saute until they sizzle and their juice thickens (about 2-3 minutes).
3. Sprinkle the sugar over the nectarines and continue sauteeing until the juices thicken more and the sugar begins to caramelize (about 1 minute). You may want to increase the heat to medium-high.
4. Add the lemon juice and saute until juices thicken.
5. Add any nectarine juice that was collected in step 1, and shake pan until well blended.
6. Let the nectarines cook for about 1 minute more, shaking pan occasionally.
7. Transfer the nectarines to 4 plates and let cool for about 4 minutes.
8. Enjoy with vanilla ice cream or alone!

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