Combining warm grilled peaches with "something crisp like peas and something mysterious like fennel—trust me, it's amazing," Nischan says. He calls this salad of sugar snap peas with fennel, onions, and grilled peach dressing a "miracle recipe."
This recipe is from Michel Nischan's Fresh-from-the-Garden Menu
Servings: Serves 6
Ingredients 3 ripe peaches , cut in half, pits removed2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil , plus additional for brushing peaches1/2 tsp. salt1/4 cup sherry vinegar2 tsp. honey1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper1 pound sugar snap peas , strings removed1 medium fennel bulb , trimmed and shaved into paper-thin slices1/2 small Vidalia onion , shaved into paper-thin slices1/4 cup chervil leaves1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves1/4 cup chopped chives (cut into 1-inch pieces)
Heat charcoal or gas grill. Brush cut sides of peaches lightly with oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill peaches over medium heat, cut sides down, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn and cook, covered, until soft, about 3 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle; remove and discard skins. Cut peaches into 1/2-inch cubes.
In a large bowl, combine peaches, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, vinegar, honey, and pepper. Stir gently to combine. Set aside to macerate 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sugar snap peas; cook 30 seconds. Drain and rinse with cold water. Place peas in a bowl of ice water until cool. Drain and dry with paper towels.
Add peas, fennel, onion, chervil, parsley, and chives to peach dressing. Toss and serve.