Oven Roasted Tandoori Winter Nelis Pears with Star Anise and Honey Yoghurt

by David Bitton
Oven Roasted Tandoori Winter Nelis Pears with Star Anise and Honey Yoghurt


4 Winter Nelis Pears halved, peeled and cored
2 tablespoons good quality tandoori paste
2 tablespoons coconut oil
4 whole star anise
European style yoghurt and honey to serve


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

2. In a large ceramic bowl, place the tandoori paste and coconut oil and mix well.

3. Prick the pear halves all over using a skewer or the tip of a sharp knife and place them into the bowl with the tandoori mixture. Coat the pears well. Cover and allow to 'marinate' for 2 hours or overnight.

4. Remove the pears from the bowl and place onto a flat baking tray lined with baking paper. Place one star anise into the centre of each pear half.

5. Place into the pre heated oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until just soft. Turn the heat up to 200°C and cook for a further 5 minutes or until slightly golden and aromatic. Remove and allow to cool slightly.

6. Serve warm onto 4 large plates topped with lots of European style yoghurt and drizzled with honey.

Recipe by David Bitton.

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