Poached Pears with Wine Vinaigrette
Poached Pears with Wine Vinaigrette requires approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes from start to finish. One serving contains 357 calories, 1g of protein, and 14g of fat. This recipe serves 4. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegan diet. Head to the store and pick up water, vanilla bean, salt and pepper, and a few other things to make it today.
Trim flat the bottoms of pears, and stand them upright in the bottom of a large stock pot.
Pour the wine and water into the pot, and turn the flame to high heat.
Sprinkle with sugar, and add vanilla bean, star anise, cinnamon stick, and lemon and orange peels. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove pot from stove, and let cool completely. Reserve 1/4 cup poaching liquid.
Transfer pears to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate.
Place 2 poached pears in a blender or food processor, and puree.
Whisk in walnut oil, red wine vinegar, and reserved poaching liquid. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and refrigerate.
Place pears in individual bowls, and top with sauce.