last thing first: ginger and chilli pan-fried pears

I’m very much a sweet- and pudding-girl. If there is a dessert section in the menu – I always check it out first. Many restaurants today come with the dessert menu after the main course plate has been cleared – not very happy over that.

Learn by one of my mentors that a set menu should be base by it’s colour setting – the lightest colour on the starter and darkest for dessert – he never convict me, because that means I have to eat “Crème brûlé” as a starter, but on the other hand I can eat desserts for all 3 courses.

Even if I’m so addicted to desserts – I really don’t  make it to my self as a “lonely diner” – then it’s high quality vanilla ice cream that makes my day and I eat it everyday. Top it mostly with meringues and chocolate sauce. Very yummy and with a good movie the from the media box. Think I will go and make me one now – and so I did. See below.

It’s a while since I did a dessert post – only done one, my signature dessert with 3000 calories in. See post from 27th Jan.  Here is a dessert that is quick to make and the boys like it too.

Ginger & Chilli Pan-fried pears, serves 4
4 pears, not too ripe
50g (2oz) butter
½ red chilli, deseeded and very finely chopped or 5ml (1tsp dried chilli flakes)
10ml (2tsp) fresh ginger, grated or 5ml (1tsp) ground ginger.
Crème fraiche, whipped – to serve

1. Peel the pears and cut into quarter, then remove the cores. Heat a heavy-based frying over medium heat. Add the butter and when it starts to foam – then add the chilli and ginger, stir well. Put in the pear quarters. Cook for about 1-2 min on each side until tender and light golden.
Serve with a good dollops of whipped crème fraiche.

Some times I cut the quarters thinner after being cooked – put a thick slice of Maderia cake as base – then the pears and vanilla ice-cream and spoon over the sauce. To die for. A dessert with loads of flavours without being sweet.

Regarding crème fraiche or any other diary products – I never use low fat … hate it any low fat diary products, because the taste is so weaken and also there is more calories in them then in regular products. Don’t use any spread on my sandwiches and use very little cream in my daily cooking, so when I use it I go for the “REAL DEAL”.

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”
Ernestine Ulmer

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8 thoughts on “last thing first: ginger and chilli pan-fried pears

    • Wendy … you can add what ever you want – try it – but personal I think it will spoil the spicies. You can just try with a couple of wedges first. Please, let me know.

  1. Sounds very delicious! I always have leftover pears because the little girl does not eat them all so what a nice way to make a spicy dessert out of it. 😉

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