POACHED TURMERIC, LIME & HONEY PEARS

Prep 10 mins | Cook 15 mins | Serves 4-6

Wear disposable gloves when slicing the fresh turmeric. If preferred, substitute ½ tsp ground turmeric for the fresh turmeric.
Use Packham or Beurre Bosc pears, when Corella pears are out of season.

Ingredients 

6 Corella pears
3 cups of water
3cm-piece fresh turmeric washed and sliced
1 small lime, sliced
½ cup honey + extra to serve
1-star anise
Greek-style natural yoghurt and honey, to serve

STEP 1 Peel pears, leaving the stalk intact. Using a small sharp knife, remove the cores from the base end of the pears. Place pears into a deep medium saucepan. Add water, turmeric, lime, honey and star anise. Place a sheet of baking paper over the pears to cover. Cover the pan with a lid and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat.

STEP 2 Reduce heat and gently poach pears, stirring occasionally, for 10-12 minutes or until just tender when tested with a skewer. Turn off the heat, and leave the pears to cool in the syrup.

STEP 3 Serve pears with the cooking syrup, yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.

Good for you … CORELLA PEARS

Corella Pears

A good source of dietary fiber.

Provide vitamin C, which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

Pears have a low GI (33-41), which means their natural sugars are broken down slowly for absorption into the bloodstream.

 

 

Recipe courtesy of Sydney Markets