31 March 2014

Poached pears with cardamom and saffron and SWAP









I made this post especially for my friend Manu, she lives in Milano, Italy, she hosting and event  always enjoy,
Is the  second SWAP she hosted.She choose a partner and you have to send your partner a secret ingredient  and she/he will do the same.
Once you'll get the ingredient you have to make a recipe using the secret ingredient.

This year my partner is Lola from Spain, Lola has an amazing blog and she sent me cardamom and I made this recipe of Poached pears with cardamom and saffon.

Source: Bon appetit



Ingredients
(4 servings)


2 teaspoons ground cardamom
or 1 tablespoon cardamom pods
2 cups dry white wine
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp saffron threads (or ground saffron)
pinch of salt
4 firms pears peeled stems intact
whipped cream to serve 

Method

First, If you use cardamom pods gently crush with a rolling pin to slightly crack open pods without releasing seeds.

Combine cardamom, wine, sugar,lemon juice, saffron and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer. Add pears add water if needed to completely submerge pears. Cover with lid slightly ajar and simmer, turning occasionally, until pears are tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to a plate. Increase heat and boil poaching liquid until reduced to 1 cup, 10-15 minutes.
Spoon some of syrup over cold or room temperature pears. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, pass remaining syrup.







EN ESPAÑOL

Peras con azafrán y caradamomo











Esta es la segunda vez que participo en el Evento SWAP de Manu del blog cooking manu, que ella organiza. Es muy entretenido porque ella organiza personas de distintos países 
que den intercambiar un ingrediente y con ese hacer una receta.
A mi me ha tocado Lola de España del blog Salados y postres, ya le mandé el ingrediente y ella me ha mandado cardamomo (adoro el cardamomo) y así he hecho esta receta de peras al cardamomo que son muy buenas.

Ingredientes
(4 porciones o peras)

2 cucharaditas de cardamomo molidos
o 1 cucharada de semillas de cardamomo
2 tazas de vino blanco
3/4 taza de azúcar
1 1/2 cucharada de jugo de limón
1/4 cucharadita de azafran
pizca de sal
4 peras firmes peladas con el palito incluido
crema batida para acompañar

Preparación

 Si se usan semillas de cardamomo suavemente molerlas con el rodillo, sin perder las semillas. Reservar.
Combinar en una olla el cardamomo (molido o en semillas)
vino blanco, azúcar, jugo de limón, azafrán, y sal en una olla 
mediana a fuego medio, revolver siempre hasta que el azúcar se disuelva.
Hervir por un rato. Agregar las peras y agregar agua si es necesario. para que las peras queden cubiertas.
Tapar semi abierto y hervir.
Darlas vuelta hasta que las peras estén tiernas pero no pasadas, cerca de 20 minutos.
Usando un cucharon transferir las peras con cuidado a un plato grande.
Hervir un poco más el líquido para que se reduzca (unos 10 a 15 minutos)
Servir las peras a temperatura normal con un poco del jarabe y una porción de crema batida.

96 comments:

  1. Love these poached pears.........and love the way u served with whipping cream.....

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  2. You posted while I ate dinner? Oh so sad! haha.

    looks wonderful...we had pears with our dinner!

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    1. Really! Is funny you ate pears today lol

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    1. Oh dear I remember you said something about that! , we love pears!

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  4. Delicious, Gloria
    It would not last long on my plate - that's for sure.
    Me encantan las peras. Me hacen dulce

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    1. haha You are teasing me again,take care with diebetes, not much sweet!

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    2. Thank goodness you are alright after the earthquake

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    3. Thanks Eddie we are Ok, was in the north but was really strong.!

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  5. Gloria, I've never had a poached pear...but I love pears and this recipe really sounds good! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. David I think you would love this if you love pears!

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  6. Hi Gloria!
    What a FUN event! I think you did wonderfully with these Poached Pears, Gloria. The cardamon is the perfect touch. Thank you so much for sharing...

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    1. Hi Gloria,
      Thinking about you and yours after hearing about the earthquake. Hope all is well with you and your family, Louise:)

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    2. Thanks a lot Louise, we are ok Thanks God, was at North but really was strong!!xo

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    3. So sorry for those others but so thankful all is well with you and yours, Gloria.

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  7. what a fun swap and a yummy creation!

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  8. mm this sounds absolutely delicious...you make me look forward to my pears coming in this year...gotta keep the blackbirds off of them...

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  9. This sounds like a fun event. Love the pears they look delicious.

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  10. un dessert delizioso e che fa una bellissima figura presentato in tavola. bacioni, buona settimana

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  11. Sounds like a fun game, Gloria! Your pears look fantastic...I love that you left a little skin on them! :) ela

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  12. I love what you guys do with your SWAP - what fun!! Those pears look so darn good - ours should be in season soon. Are you headed into fall already?? Blech! Much love and hugs, Gloria!! xoxoxo

    Elsie
    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

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  13. ciao..che bel blog complimenti...ti seguo volentieri..passa da me se ti fa piacere...
    un bacio grande
    http://cottoespazzolato.blogspot.it/

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  14. a dazzling dessert bye SILVIA

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  15. Wow...this looks yummy.
    I just adore saffron, so will definitely be trying this one!
    Many thanks, Gloria xxx

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    1. Thanks Ygraine:)
      The saffron is the spice that make beauty these pears:)

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  16. I usually eat pears raw or baked with cakes...this looks beautiful and delicious.

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  17. Hello sweet Gloria! Fist I want to thank you for your kind comments on my blog!!!
    Your poached pears look divine! I must try them soon! I love pears, but not have them cooked t his way before.
    Have a lovely day!
    xo Kris

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    1. Im happy to see you here and Im glad your mom is OK! Hope she feel better soon:)
      xoxoxo

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  18. I love the way you have done these. An interesting combination of flavours. Buonissime!

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  19. Looks very refreshing. Perfect for the hotter weather.

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  20. That delicious goodness! Kiss!

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  21. Un dessert molto goloso cara Gloria...bravissima!!!
    Buona serata...

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  22. Looks really good Gloria ~ Thanks ~

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  23. Just heard about the earthquake, Gloria. Hope you and yours are okay! xox

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    1. Thanks Suza, we are ok was more to the North, and the most dangerous is to people live near the sea. Thanks dear!xo

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    2. Oh, thank goodness. I am very glad to hear that. I read that there are now large aftershocks. Thinking of you and your country. Stay safe please! Big Hug.

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  24. Love poach pears and these look so good

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  25. Que buenas tus peras dulces con cardamomo.
    Un saludito

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  26. Que pinta mas buena esas peras, tienen que estar deliciosas Gloria!! la crema batida y esas frambuesas le quedan de maravilla...Besos

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    1. Rosana el cardamom es maravilloso pero creo que el azafrán (que me encanta) le dio ese color tan lindo ya sabes que las peras son más bien pálidas pero el color quedo muy lindo!

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  27. That sounds like an interesting mix of flavors and the presentation is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! You always are sooo nice:)

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  28. Hello...It's the first time that I visit your blog. I like it very much...
    This recipe should be delicious.. I follow you with a great pleasure.
    I hope to hear you soon.
    Angela Bartolomeo

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    1. Thanks ANgela and Im so happy you like my blog!
      I will visit you soon:)

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  29. Can you believe that I have never poached pear? Your sound and look delicious Gloria with all the spices...beautiful pictures as well.
    Thanks for the recipe dear, and hope you are having a wonderful week :D

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    1. Thanks Juliana I think.you would enjoy poached pears!

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  30. I've never had a poached pear before... I have a feeling I would LOVE them!

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  31. J'adore ton dessert. Délicieux.
    A bientôt

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  32. Meraviglioso questo abbinamento, deve essere delizioso! Complimenti :-) Baci e a presto!
    Federica :-)

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  33. Miss Gloria. I love your food blog. You have so many great things here.

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  34. Un plato absolutamente ma-ra-vi-llo-so Gloria!!
    Todo me encanta y enamora!!

    Mil besos.

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  35. I love desserts with fruit!It looks mouthwatering,dear Gloria!

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  36. A divine and refined tasting dessert!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  37. Gloria, thanks for this post!!!!
    I really appreciate, but I live in Milano, Italy and not Australia :-)
    Un beso

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    1. Sorry Manu Im silly these days.Of course I k.ow Milano is I. Italt
      I will fix dear.

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  38. It's seems so delicious ! I love cardamom !

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  39. You're always fantastic, Gloria! Pere deliziose e poi io amo il cardamomo! Bravissima, un grande abbraccio :) <3

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  40. Cardamom and saffron sound lovely with pears! They must smell delicious as they poach.

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    1. Yes Lisa I love cardamom and saffron make a a lovely color! Thanks!

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  41. Gloria, Love your beautiful pears…the flavors of cardamom and saffron sound so lovely! Glad to know the earth quake didn’t affect you…stay safe.

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    1. Thanks Kathy love pears too!
      Thanks Kathy we were lucky this time was more at north so sad!

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  42. thi sounds delicious Gloria, have a good day, kisses

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    1. Thanks Chiara have a nice day too!

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  43. Beautiful and delicious, Gloria! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Susan the same for you dear!

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  44. I love pears! Your dessert sounds delicious!

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  45. I could eat one of these poached pears for dessert... they look so flavourful with the spices.

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  46. These are lovely--and a very healthy dessert! You can sure tell our seasons our opposite--I keep looking at your recipes and say, "in the fall..."

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