Mix Up The Meal results!!

It's time to show off (or tell off) what it was you made with this weeks ingredient: PEARS!

The recipe I chose was Grilled King Salmon with Pear Butter Sauce

I must say, it didn't turn out looking like the picture, but it tasted very delicious!

3 tablespoons olive oil
4 (6-ounce) Alaskan salmon fillets
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
Pear-butter sauce:
2 firm-ripe pears, such as Bartlett, peeled, cored and diced
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup hard cider
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 sticks (1/2 pound) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, recipe follows
Preheat grill to medium-high and coat with oil.

Season both sides of each salmon fillet with salt and pepper and place on the grill. Grill until the center is still slightly pink, 6 to 8 minutes total, rotating fish 90 degrees halfway during cooking on each side to obtain hash marks. Remove from the grill.

Meanwhile, make the pear butter sauce: In a medium saucepan, combine the diced pears, sugar, and hard cider. Cook over medium-high heat until the pears are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the cream and cook until reduced by half, about 6 minutes. Add the butter several pieces at a time, whisking constantly to blend, and removing from the heat periodically to prevent the sauce from breaking. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon white pepper and whisk to blend. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm until ready to serve, stirring occasionally. (Do not allow sauce to boil or it will separate.)

Place the salmon on the plate with the roasted potatoes, drizzle the pear butter over the salmon and serve immediately.

What did you make!? Show it off below or in this thread

1 comment:

  1. Pear Crisp

    1 pear, peeled and thinly sliced (I diced mine)
    2 tbsp brown sugar
    2 tbsp quick-cooking oats
    1 tbsp flour
    1/8 tsp cinnamon
    1 tbsp butter

    1) Place fruit in a small baking dish.
    2) In a seperate bowl, combine all remaining ingredients, then sprinkle over pear.
    3) Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes or until the pear is tender.

    This recipe is meant for one serving but I doubled the recipe with the intent to share it with my DH. I ended up eating it all by myself *insert blushing face*. I also topped it with whipped cream (not pictured).