Chef Ali Ibrahim
500g red wine 100g honey
20g sugar 1g vanilla pods 100g pears 1g rosemary
1g star anise
Sticky red wine pears
In a saucepan, combine wine, sugar, honey, rosemary, star anise and vanilla pods. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
While liquid is simmering, peel the pears. Gently place pears in poaching liquid, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to ensure even color, until pears are cooked but still firm. Remove saucepan from flame, uncover and cool with pears upright in pan.
Gently remove pears from liquid and allow to come to room temperature. Slice and serve with mascarpone cheeseandfreshcream.youcanalsoaddstrawberriesand lemon juice.