Meet Dave Grotto
“Guyatitian” and acclaimed author, Dave Grotto, recommends a list of ten foods to include in a healthy diet. Find out how many you are already eating – and which ones you may want to add to your meals!
Roasted Pears with Strawberry Relish
The warm colors and aromas of this elegant side dish will have you and your guests thinking of fall.
1 (16-ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
2/3 cup (about 10 ounces) frozen whole strawberries, cut in half
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
4 firm, ripe pears
1 tablespoon melted butter
To make Strawberry Relish, in microwave, heat cranberry sauce in large Pyrex bowl for 2 minutes on high power, or heat in saucepan over low heat until warm. Stir in strawberries, pecans, ginger and orange zest. Keep warm.
Peel pears; cut in half. With spoon, scoop out seeds and enough flesh to make a large cavity. Place pears on baking sheet, cut side up, and brush with butter. Turn pears over and brush with butter again. Place under broiler until pears start to brown; turn pears over with spatula and broil cut sides until they start to brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Fill cavity of each pear half with 1/4 cup Strawberry Relish.
Nutrition Information Per Serving: 204 calories; 7 g fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium; 38 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 1 g protein
Makes 8 servings