Pesce al vino rosso


Another one of my favorite summer desserts is the simple preparation of peaches in a fruity dry red wine. This refreshing end to a meal can almost transport me to the Italian vineyards.

  • 6 peaches, ripe but not too soft
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 T. sugar
  • 3 C. Chianti/Primitivo or any full bodied dry red wine

Rinse and dry the peaches, do not peel them. Cut the peaches in half then into small chunks. Place them in a bowl, squeeze the lemon over the peaches, then sprinkle on the sugar.

Add the wine to the container, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Before serving mix well and serve in individual portions with some of the wine.

This is traditionally served in a bowl over another bowl full of ice to keep it as cold as possible.