I have been meaning to post a recipe for this month’s AFAM, hosted by Raaga. Pear, being my husband’s favorite fruit, gets consumed as is before I get a chance to do something with it. I saw the ultimatum in Raaga’s post and realized today is my last chance to write a post about pears.
Spring is definitely here and the days are getting bright and sunny – I am already looking forward to Summer. I can’t wait to start grilling as this is one of my favorite ways to eat fruits. Grilling caramelizes the sugar in the fruit, increasing the natural sweetness and adding a different dimension to its taste. Pears, melons, strawberries, pineapple are all perfect for grilling. But in line with this month’s AFAM theme, we are grilling only pears 🙂
Grilling indoors is super-easy and simple. Place a grill-pan on the stove-top and coat it with cooking spray. Slice pears (or any other fruit that you are using) to about 1/4″ thickness. Place the pears on the pan and cook on each for about 4-5 mins. Caution: Do not move the slices while grilling, if you want to get beautiful grill marks.
Grilled pears can be eaten as is, or with ice-cream. You can also eat it with balsamic reduction – boil 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar with a tsp of sugar, till it reduces to half its original volume. Better still, arrange the pears on a dessert plate, drizzle the balsamic reduction over and around the fruit and complete it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and cherry on top. Elegant dessert!