Dining Out

Poached Turmeric, Lime and Honey Pears

Prep 10 mins | Cook 15 mins

Ingredients (Serves 4-6)
6 Corella pears
3 cups water
3cm-piece fresh turmeric, washed and sliced
1 small lime, sliced
1/2 cup honey plus extra to serve
1 star anise
To serve: Greek-style natural yoghurt and honey
1. Peel pears, leaving the stalk intact. Using a small sharp knife, remove the cores from the base end of the pears.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Serve pears with the cooking syrup, yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.