The BLP Sandwich {bacon, lettuce, peach}

The BLP Sandwich {bacon, lettuce, peach}

The BLP Sandwich

Thick Smoky Bacon, Crisp Green Lettuce
Rosemary Balsamic Grilled Summerflame Yellow Peaches
Sharp Salty Bleu Cheese, Saffron Mayonnaise

Oh heavens no. I’m not trying to improve on the classic BLT sandwich. But…this week Food Network is featuring peaches and somehow BLP got stuck in my head. A cute play on BLT, no? I start to imagine other foods that might pair well with the summer peach. Rosemary, syrupy balsamic vinegar, black pepper, bleu cheese, saffron. And just like that the BLP Sandwich was born.

peaches

And it just so happens that my absolute favorite wine this summer is MacMurray Ranch Pinot Gris 2011 from the Russian River Valley in Somona. Damn, if this wine doesn’t taste like peaches. And baked apples and figs. Oh gosh, it is round and creamy and balanced and just plain luscious. Please try it with my BLP, sweet summer happiness will ensue.

The BLP Sandwich Recipe

grilled peaches recipe
Slice peaches on the thicker side so they don’t fall apart on the grill. Drizzle with olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with fresh chopped rosemary and fresh ground black pepper. Grill over high heat.

peach sandwich
Grind a good pinch of saffron threads in a mortar with a pestle. Stir the saffron into mayonnaise.

 The BLP Sandwich (bacon, lettuce, peach)
To assemble the sandwich: Brush bread with olive oil and grill until toasty. Spread saffron mayonnaise on both sides of the bun. Place green leaf lettuce on the bottom half. Top with peaches, bleu cheese, bacon, and another piece of lettuce.

 The BLP Sandwich (bacon, lettuce, peach)
Enjoy the BLP with MacMurray Ranch Pinot Gris.

It’s Just Peachy!

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Summer Fest Celebrates Peaches

food network summer fest

Summer Fest is a season long franchise where Food Network editors team up with bloggers to share recipes about everyone’s favorite summertime fruits and vegetables. Be sure to check out the Pinterest Board with over 90,000 followers called Let’s Pull Up A Chair! And if this BLP Sandwich got you longing for some luscious summer peaches, you might enjoy taking a peek at other peachy dishes from some fabulous bloggers below…

Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Peach Kiwi Salsa
Chez Us: Upside Down Peach Bourbon Cake
The Heritage Cook: Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Filling
Virtually Homemade: Peach Cobbler Muffins
Made By Michelle: Mint Peach Popsicles
Taste With The Eyes: The BLP Sandwich (Bacon, Lettuce and Peach)
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Healthy Peach Crisp Smoothie
Red or Green: Spiced Peach Daiquiri
Feed Me Phoebe: Peach Lassi
Domesticate Me: Grilled Halibut Tacos with Peach Salsa
Weelicious: Kenya’s Peach Cake
Blue Apron Blog: Seared Trout with Peach and Arugula Salad
The Sensitive Epicure: Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt, Honey, Lime Zest and Vanilla
Daily*Dishin: Blackberry Cheesecake with Fresh Peach Topping
Devour: Chia Seed Pudding with Peaches
FN Dish: 5 Unsung Sides of the Summer Peach

21 thoughts on “The BLP Sandwich {bacon, lettuce, peach}”

  1. Now that looks like one darn delicious sandwich – I would never have thought to use a peach in there. And with that blue cheese – oh heaven help me. The photos are gorgeous as usual.

    1. Hi Tammy – thanks for your comment. Oh, the glasses were a holiday gift from a colleague, sorry I don’t know where she got them. But clearly, she knows me! Love them.
      LL

      1. Just as well, my hubby might ring my neck if I purchase any more drinkware 😉 They are gorgeous though! 🙂 Thanks for the reply!

  2. Wow, what a fabulous summer sandwich. I love the transformation peaches undergo when grilled. The natural sugars caramelize, and they are lifted to another plane of wonderful. I want this sandwich. Thanks for a wonderful idea!

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