Recipe Showdown: Oregon Peaches vs. Scarlet Nectarines

Oregon Peaches vs. Scarlet Nectarines

Throughout the ages, a battle has been brewing. A feud has been simmering. A shakedown has been a’ shaking.  Oregon Peaches or Scarlet Nectarines?  We settle things once and for all with a brand-new recipe showdown.

But how to decide?  Is it even possible to choose between the two fruits?  It’s like a mother asked to choose her favorite child, the answer inevitably turns up “both”.  But to get past “both”, to answer the unanswerable, we dug deep and used all our resources.  Finally, after much debate around the office and internet, we came up with a solution: a one time recipe showdown between the two fruits.  Any dish.  Any preparation.  The better dish prevails.  Enjoy the following recipes and verdict below.

Read About the Dishes Here:

French Toast + Nectarine Compote

Peach Salad + Walnut Vinaigrette

The Verdict

It’s impossible to be subjective when it comes to fruit.  Despite peaches and nectarines sharing many attributes, people are fierce about which they prefer.  There’s no point in arguing or fighting (although we tried) to come up with an answer.  So it came down to one bite.  And the French Toast with Nectarines won.

The salad dish was a hit, but the nectarines punctuated every bite of the french toast, and brought new dimensions to the plate.  The peaches in the salad were refreshing, but the nectarines in the compote were complex and provided a new and exciting flavor.  Plus, we did the taste test in the morning and you can’t eat a salad for breakfast.  You just can’t.

Give these recipes a try and let us know what you think.  Where do you come down on the peach vs. nectarine debate? Love em both?

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