Everybody knows them as The Neelys, Pat and Gina, the husband and wife cooking team on The Food Network. In their cookbook, Back Home with The Neelys, we discovered a recipe that is fresh as a summer breeze—grilled salmon, topped with a salsa or “relish” of chopped peaches, jalapeño, red onion, and lime juice. Not only is this crazy easy to make, the salsa can be made the night before.
The Neelys wisely call for removing the jalapeño’s seeds before you dice it, so that the pepper adds a note of heat without being too hot. A touch of sugar balances the whole recipe nicely, along with the sweetness of the peaches against the zing of the lime and red onion.
Faith adapts this recipe just a bit by cutting her fresh peaches in half and dipping the cut sides in white sugar. She grills them cut-side down until they caramelize, watching them carefully so they don’t burn, and then she chops them and makes the salsa. It’s an extra little step, but the peaches are amazing this way.