Red Wine Poached Pear Recipe
Red Wine Poached Pear
Ironically, going back to our roots and remembering what our grandparents did seems to be the way forward. As the home cook becomes more skilled and well informed, his / her expectations increase when dinning out. This should see chefs becoming more innovative in their ideas, cooking styles and use of fresh produce. The abundance of readily available fresh produce will entice people to eat less red meat and improve both their and the environment's wellbeing.
Taking fruit when in abundance and poaching for later eating and enjoyment.
250ml freshly squeezed Orange Juice
250ml Red Wine
1no Orange, cut in quarters
1no Lemon, cut in quarters
4no Pears, peeled and de-cored
2no Star Anise
125ml White Sugar
2no Bay Leaves
1) Place all the ingredients in one pot.
2) Bring to the boil, and then simmer for about 20 minutes until cooked. Leave the pears in the syrup for a few days to develop the colour and flavours within the pear. Serve classically with gorgonzola, hot roasted walnuts and honey.
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