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Friday, October 21, 2005

Broiled Cardamon Pears

I bought pears on Tuesday that were really quite hard. After my grocerry shopping I stopped by my Grandparents house to say Hello. Grandma Mimi suggested, over tea, that I put my pears in a brown paper bag and let them sit for a few days in my fruit bowl. So I did.

Coming home from work today I checked my pears and they were ready to be eaten.

Broiled Cardamon Pear serves 2 as light desert or appetizer

* 1 pear, sliced into thick pieces, aim for 4
* spread garlic herb goat cheese over each slice
* sprinkle each slice with cardamon and or pumpkin spice (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon)
* broil on low for 12 minutes or high, but stay near the oven and keep a weather eye on them.

Serve with wine as appetizer or champagne for desert, also lovely with a pinot gris.
I choose a Chianti from Multipulciano, that my parents brought back for my last summer. Chianti being a blend of Barbera and Sangiovese, sometimes Cabernet Sauvignon. They are very moist,and dripping with carmelized sugars. I wished my cheese had a bit more of a garlic note to it, but all in all a wonderful compliment to my evening.


Blogger Eliduin said...

I'm from Italy, exactly from Tuscany... I know IT well!!
You've a great feeling with wines!!! ;)

October 25, 2005 11:15 AM  
Blogger Sara, The Wine Makers Wife said...

Thanks so much!! HOW COOL you know what I am talking about! Ha ha ha, Thats so cool. I have been really trying to educate myself on wines outside of California. There is a local wine bar near my house that serves only french, south african and Italian wines. So I really enjoy going there and choosing something to sample at random. Hey, any more recomendations for wines from that area?

October 25, 2005 12:47 PM  
Blogger Eliduin said...

Brunello di MOntalcino (Montalcino is a delicious country near Siena), as dark red wine; or, if you like white ones, Muller Turgau, from north Italy; and for the red and sparkling ones, Lambrusco, from the middle-north...
Hem... I'm not really good woth wines... and not with ENGLISH too!!! But I like drinking a glass (or 2) of wine when I'm with my friends...
Hope to see the palce you live, next time I'll came in California!!!
BTW: Did you never come in Italy?

October 27, 2005 2:06 PM  

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