February 10, 2010
Valentine’s Day Recipe: Chef Katie Chin’s Peach Flambé
Our Valentine’s Day dessert recipe comes from Katie Chin, co-author of Everyday Chinese Cooking and co-host of the PBS cooking series Double Happiness. Katie has made numerous appearances on national television, including specials for The Food Network and Fine Living. She has also been featured in Glamour, Bon Appetit, Self, and Elle, among many other publications.
Peach Flambé With Shanghai Ginger Ice Cream
1 pt. vanilla ice cream
2 Tbsp. crystallized ginger, chopped finely
4 Tbsp. butter
8 peach halves (can be canned or fresh)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup brandy
1 cup cream
4 martini glasses
Allow ice cream to soften for a few minutes at room temperature. Mix ginger pieces into ice cream. Place ice cream back in container and into the freezer.
Melt butter in pan, add sugar, and stir to mix until sugar is melted. Add peach halves and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add brandy, allow to heat, and ignite (flambé) until brandy is burned off.
Take the peach halves out of the pan and onto a pre-warmed plate. Add the cream to the pan and stir until the sauce thickens a bit.
Place one scoop of ice cream into each martini glass. Place peaches on top and pour flambé over ice cream and peaches. Garnish with minced ginger.