August 13, 2004

Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinaaaahhh!!!

A few weeks ago I mentioned a successful experiment involving a grilled pear. Since pears are my favorite fruit (or maybe second after apricots, depends on the day), I decided to experiment again last night, and came up with this side dish that goes perfectly with pork.

Sweet and Savory on the Side

3 pears (not too ripe, you want them firm)
1 small onion
2 Tbsp butter or light olive oil
1-2 tsp of fresh ground ginger
fresh ground black pepper

You can peel the pears if you want, I didn't. Quarter and core them, then cut the quarters into slices the long way about 1/4" thick.

Slice the onion into 1/4" slices, then cut in half.

Melt 1 Tbsp butter (or a little olive oil) in a frying pan on medium heat. Add the onion and saute until the onions are translucent - 4 or 5 minutes. When done, remove the onions from the pan and set them aside.

Melt the rest of the butter in the pan (or add a little more olive oil) and saute the pears just until soft, turning occasionally. You don't want the pears mushy, so don't overcook.

Add the onions back to the pan and stir together to combine with the pears. Grate the fresh ginger over the top and cook for another minute or two, turning two or three times to mix the flavors.

When done, top with a generous amount of black pepper. Serves 4.

Posted by Ted at August 13, 2004 07:40 AM
Category: Recipes

Did you serve this over the pork or as a side dish?

Posted by: Tink at August 13, 2004 10:36 AM

Side dish.

Posted by: Ted at August 13, 2004 11:45 AM

For an excellent desert, take some sliced pears - firm ones - and stir fry them in a little bit of olive oil with diced hot peppers. Dust with cinnamon and brown sugar. You can eat this by itself, or serve over a nice vanilla ice cream - preferably something like Breyer's natural bean, as the french vanilla is a little too sweet.

This trick also works with apples.

Posted by: buckethead at August 14, 2004 04:57 PM
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