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.
6 Corella pears
3 cups 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
A good source of dietary fibre which contributes to normal laxation.
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.