Being inspired by this new fruit and taking stock of what was in my fridge, I decided to combine the pears with some pork! And....make it spicy! I found a wonderfully easy recipe and it turned out to be really good and flavorful.
~Asian Pears & Pork~
(adapted from Coconut & Lime)
2 Asian pears, peeled and sliced
1-2 lbs. pork cutlets
2 white onions, chopped
2 tbsp. five spice powder*
1/4-1/2 c. white wine
Salt & Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 F. Sprinkle the pork on all sides with the spices. Heat a good amount of olive oil in a lg. stockpot or oven-safe dutch oven. Add the onions and pears and saute until the onions soften and start to brown. In a separate lg. skillet, quickly brown the pork, about 1-2 min. per side then ad them to the pear and onion mixture. Add the wine (more if you want a "broth") and move to the oven. Roast for about 20 min. Stir and serve with white or brown rice.
*NOTE: I did not have five spice powder so I used a combo of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder, and cayenne pepper to give it a kick!
This recipe was quite yummy and I am looking forward to experimenting with other new local ingredients! Im excited for the purple sweet potato!