Sunday, July 20, 2014

25 Simple, Healthy Asian Pear Recipes



Here’s a roundup of simple, healthy Asian pear recipes (also known as nashpatis in India). This fruit is a shining star in Asian dishes, but remains woefully underused in American and European kitchens. It is crisp, hydrating, juicy, and honey sweet. Asian pears tolerate heat well, as they hold their shape and retain most of their firm texture. Thus, they can be poached, simmered, stewed, canned, and baked.

As a reminder, Asian pear recipes should not require peeling the skin; only de-coring, as one would an apple.

What ingredients go well with Asian Pears?

Fruits: Apple, occidental pear, apricot, plum, nectarine, fig, persimmon, pomegranate, date plum, kumquat, orange, lemon, quince, mandarin, lychee, longan, guava, rambutan, date, strawberry


Vegetables: Avocado, bell pepper, kohlrabi, bok choy, jicama, leek, endive, kale, beetroot, chickpea (hummus)

Herbs, spice, and oil: Hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, pumpkin seed, pine nuts, cashew, star anise, ginger, fennel, horseradish, almond, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, allspice, white wine, vanilla, sugar, chocolate, chai or black tea, honey, honeysuckle, roselle, plum wine, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame, galangal, lemongrass, green onion, shallot, rosemary

Asian Pear Drinks and Cocktails Recipes


Asian Pear Cider
Ingredients: pear nectar, cinnamon, clove, anise 
tequila, Asian pear


Asian Pear Cocktail
Ingredients: Pear, vodka, vanilla, ice


Asian Pear Grantia
Ingredients: Water, sweetener, corn syrup, salt, pear, sake,
gelatin, grapefruit, Asian pear, fennel


Asian Pear Papaya Smoothie
Ingredients: Asian Pear, papaya, ice,
sweetener


Asian Pear Sangria
Ingredients: Asian pear, rosemary, brandy,
sweetener, riesling, lemon


Asian Pear Sparkler
Ingredients: Asian pear, lemon juice, honey, 
sugar, rosemary, ginger, nutmeg, ice, soda water


Asian Pear Vodka Cocktail
Ingredients: Asian pear, vodka, nutmeg, 
star anise, brown sugar


Asian Pear Lemonade
Ingredients: Asian pear, lemon, ginger

Asian Pear Salad Recipes


Asian Pear Beet Salad
Ingredients: horseradish, champagne vinegar, 
tofu, ginger, olive oil, beet, greens, asian pear, 
salt and pepper


Asian Pear Cabbage Salad
Ingredients: water, vinegar, salt, sugar, garlic, bay leaf, 
ginger, mustard seeds, allspice, clove, cilantro, parsley, 
red cabbage, Asian pear, poppy seeds, 
olive oil, black pepper


Asian Pear Shredded Carrot Salad
Ingredients: cabbage, carrot, Asian pear, almond, sesame seeds, 
vegetable oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, salt, pepper


Asian Pear Winter Salad
Ingredients: Asian pear, persimmon, pomegranate, mandarin


Asian Pear Slaw
Ingredients: green cabbage, red cabbage, Asian pear, 
cilantro, scallion, sesame seed, rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, 
olive oil, soy sauce, ginger, chili sauce, sugar


Asian Pear Farmers Market Salad
Ingredients: romaine, cabbage, apple, asian pear, persimmon, 
pomegranate seeds, vinegar, honey, oil, salt, pepper


Asian Pear Hazelnut Salad
Ingredients: rice vinegar, orange juice, honey, salt, 
pepper, hazelnut oil, greens, hazelnut, pomegranate seeds, 
chives, asian pear


Asian Pear Lemon Salad
Ingredients: Greens, Asian pear, cucumber, red onion, 
avocado, cherry, almond, champagne vinegar, tempeh, molasses, 
balsamic, vegetable broth, soy sauce, liquid smoke, 
rosemary, pepper


Asian Pear Jalapeno Salad
Ingredients: lime, olive oil, asian pears, celery, 
jalapeno, scallions, cilantro, ginger, cashew, salt
tequila, Asian pear


Simple Asian Pear Salad
Ingredients: Asian pear, walnut, spinach, balsamic vinegar, 
honey, olive oil, salt, pepper


Asian Pear Coleslaw
Ingredients: lime juice, wasabi powder, 
sugar, soy sauce, chili powder, ginger, sesame oil, peanut oil, cabbage, 
radishes, carrots, Asian pear, red onion, green onion, coriander

Asian Pear Soup Recipes


Asian Pear Squash Soup
Ingredients: butternut squash, Asian pear, salt, 
pepper, olive oil, onion, apple cider, water, vinegar, 
cayenne pepper, garlic


Asian Pear Sweet Soup
Ingredients: Asian pear, sweetner, water, 
osmanthus (tea)


Asian Pear Compote
Ingredients: Asian pear, sweetener,
water, cinnamon



Asian Baby Food
Ingredients: Asian pear, Chinese 5 spice (star anise, 
clove, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, fennel)

Asian Pear Dessert Recipes


Poached Asian Pear
Ingredients: Asian pear, Reisling, sugar, water, cinnamon, 
star anise, ginger, orange


Asian Pear Tart
Ingredients: Asian pear, green apple, lemon, 
cinnamon, allspice, agave, pecan, almond, date, nutmeg, 
clove, cinnamon, vanilla, nut oil, water


Asian Pear Rings
Ingredients: Asian pear, lemon juice, 5-spice

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