Created by: Chef Keith Snow
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Recommended Beverage: Sherry
Poached pears are so simple to make yet everyone thinks they are amazing and elegant. Give this a try today it has amazing flavor and plate presence.
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3 cups water
2-3 ripe Bosc pears peeled
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup good drinking red wine such as cabernet
1 bay leaf
1-Cut off bottom of pears so they stand up level. Next peel off skin leaving stem intact.
2-Add water, red wine cloves and bay leaf, bring to simmer and poach until they are tender but not mush. They need to be form enough to remain standing.
4-Remove pears to serving plate, allow them to cool to room temp.
5-Once pears are resting, bring liquid in pot to boil and let it reduce by 75% or until it starts to thicken up.
6-Kill the heat and whisk in 1 tbs of corn starch that was been dissolved in 1 tbs of cold water.
7-Plate up pears and drizzle with wine sauce reduction, add other tasty bits like crushed nuts and maybe a caramel sauce.