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Press releases and news updates from the Lexington County Peach Festival.

2013 Peachy Contest Results - Salads and Main Dishes

Peach Festival

 

1st Place - Emily Head
Sweet and Sour Peach Chicken

2 1/2 cups of mashed fresh peaches 
1 cup sugar 
12 oz. Catalina dressing 
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar 
1 pkg. Lipton onion soup mix 
Boneless, skinless chicken breast 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix peaches and 1 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add 12 oz. Catalina dressing, 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar, and . package of dry Lipton onion soup mix. Stir until all ingredients are well incorporated. 

Coat raw chicken breasts in remaining onion soup mix. Heat sauté pan on stove over medium-high. Add 1 tsp. olive oil. When hot, place chicken in pan and brown for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from pan and place in baking dish. Pour peach mixture over chicken. Bake in over for 30 minutes. 

Serve over rice. 

2nd Place - David Yates
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Scallops with Peach Salsa

8 large Gilbert peaches 
1 pound of SC Shrimp 
6 large sea scallops 
1/4 stick of butter 
8 strips of smoked bacon 
1/2 tablespoon of OLD Bay Seasoning 
Sliver of red pepper 

Peel and de-vein shrimp. Leave tail on. Slice bacon into thirds; wrap around shrimp and scallops. Secure with toothpick. Place on cookie sheet and BROIL at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. 

Halve the remaining peaches and remove pit. 

SALSA: 

4 diced peaches. 
Melt butter in pan; add diced peaches, red pepper and Old Bay. 

Cook and stir until caramelized. Do NOT overcook. 

PRESENTATION: 

Arrange peach halves on serving dish. Place bacon wrapped shrimp and scallops on each peach. Drizzle with salsa. Serves 4 to 6 people.