Lemon Grass and Ginger Pears

Sunday, October 16, 2011
Ingredients:

1½ cup (375g) sugar
1 tbsp finely shredded fresh ginger
1 stem lemon grass (white part only), bruised and cut into 5cm length
4 firm ripe beurre bosc pears, peeled mint leaves, to garnish

Method:
  • Place the sugar and 2 cups (500ml) water in a saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add the ginger and lemon grass, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Gently lower the pears into the syrup and poach over low heat for 10 minutes, or until tender, turning occasionally. Remove the lemon grass.
  • Transfer the pears to a serving dish and spoon a little syrup over them. Garnish with mint and serve with lemon sorbet.

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