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.

It is wonderful to have such good quality vegetables delivered to the door each week and I am full of admiration for Martin for developing an enterprise which benefits so many people and the land.

— Phillipa and David, Crookesmoor

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