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Perry-poached salmon, pear and brown rice salad

 

Preparation and Cooking Time:  35mins
Serves:  6

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups brown medium-grain rice
  • 500ml Perry, we recommend the ‘Mysterious One‘ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 4cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, thickly sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 x 200g boneless salmon fillets, skin on
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, halved, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium Beurre Bosc Pear, halved, cored, thinly sliced
  • 2 baby fennel, trimmed, very thinly sliced (fronds reserved)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 80g baby rocket

 

Instructions

  1. Cook rice following packet directions.  Refresh under cold water.  Drain well.  Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, place Perry, 2 cups water, peppercorns, bay leaves, ginger and thyme in a large, deep frying pan over high heat.  Bring to the boil.  Reduce heat to low.  Add salmon.  Cover.  Simmer gently for 8 to 10 minutes, for medium, or until cooked to your liking.  Remove from heat.  Using a spatula, carefully lift salmon from liquid and transfer to a plate.  Discard poaching liquid.
  3. Make Dressing: Whisk vinegar, oil, dill, mustard and sugar together in a jug.
  4. Place apple, rice, fennel, pear and chives in a large bowl.  Drizzle with 1/2 the dressing.  Season well.  Toss to combine.  Arrange rice mixture and rocket on a serving plate.  Flake salmon, discarding skin, and place on top of rice.  Drizzle with remaining dressing.  Sprinkle with reserved fennel fronds.  Serve.

 

Recipe adapted from taste.com.au

Cranberry Pear Prosecco Cocktail

 

Total Time:   5 mins
Serves:   1

 

Ingredients

  • Chilled ArtWine Prosecco
  • Cranberry juice
  • Pear Juice, we recommend 100% Pear by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • Pear slices

 

Instructions

  1. Fill your flute halfway with chilled prosecco.
  2. With the remaining half of the flute, fill it 1/3 of the way up with cranberry juice, 1/3 of the way up with pear nectar and then add a splash of prosecco to the top.  You’ll need a little space to add the pears, so don’t fill your flute up completely with prosecco.
  3. Add pear slices to the flute, fanning them out slightly

 

Cocktail adapted from adishofdailylife.com

Roasted Pears with Chocolate Sauce and Coffee Ice Cream

 

Preparation and Cooking Time:  40mins
Serves:  4

 

Ingredients

ROASTED PEARS
1/2 vanilla bean
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 large firm-ripe pears (1 pound)

CHOCOLATE SAUCE
115g bittersweet chocolate
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 cup brewed coffee
2 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. light corn syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 205 degrees C.  With tip of knife, scrape seeds from vanilla bean.  Set seeds aside (reserve bean for another use).
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat until golden brown and fragrant.  Stir in vanilla seeds. Add pears, cut-side down, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned on bottom.  Transfer skillet to oven.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until pears are just tender.  Cool pears in pan to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium microwavable bowl, combine chocolate and butter.  Microwave on medium (50 percent power) 1 1⁄2 minutes; whisk until smooth. In a saucepan, bring coffee, milk, and corn syrup just to a boil.  Whisk coffee mixture into chocolate mixture until smooth.
  4. Serve Roasted Pears with Chocolate Sauce and ice cream.

 

Recipe adapted from delish.com

Millionaire Pear Cocktail

 

Total Time:   5 mins
Serves:   1

 

Ingredients

  • Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Lemon Bergamot pear, sliced
  • 15mls fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 22mls Eau De Vie de Poire Williams by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 22mls vodka
  • 10mls vanilla-infused simple syrup
  • Mandarin blossom vodka, such as Absolut Mandarin
  • Ice
  • Finely ground fresh black pepper

 

Instructions

  1. Dip the rim of a chilled cocktail glass in sugar and set aside.
  2. In a shaker, muddle pear slices with lemon juice.  Fill with ice, add Eau De Vie, vodka and simple syrup.  Shake well and strain into the sugar-rimmed glass.
  3. Add a float of mandarin blossom vodka and a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper.

 

Vanilla-Infused Simple Syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1/2 fresh plump vanilla bean, split and scrape
Bring sugar and water to boil in small pot.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla bean and seeds.
Cover and let sit for 20 minutes. Strain and chill.

 

Cocktail adapted from usapears.org

What is Perry? 

Put simply Perry is to Pears as Cider is to Apples.

Perry is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears, similar to the way cider is made from apples.  It has been a common beverage in England for centuries, however not so common in Australia until more recent years.  You will often hear commercial Perry being referred to as ‘Pear Cider’.

Here at Paracombe Premium Perry we use different varieties of eating pears from our family orchard in Paracombe.  Each Perry we produce is unique and distinctly different from the other.

Our Shed Door now offers Tasting Paddles, where you can tantalize your taste buds with a range of Perry’s, Cider and our Eau de vie.   We also have unique blends on tap that will be rotated, ensuring there will always be something new to try.

If you would like to know more about what happens to produce a golden sparkling Cider or Perry or discover something different please Contact Us to arrange a tour and tasting.

Perry Roasted Pears and Cider Poached Apples

 

Preparation and Cooking Time:  1 hr
Serves:  4

 

Ingredients

  • 4 semi-ripe Williams pears
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup Perry, we recommend ‘The Berg‘ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 1/2 cup Eau De Vie de Poire Williams by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 1/2 cup Cider, we recommend ‘Appleanche‘ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 1 large Fuji apple, cored and sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • Cinnamon, for dusting
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for serving

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Quarter and core the pears; dust generously with confectioners’ sugar.  In a large, ovenproof nonstick skillet, melt the butter.  Add the pears, cut sides down, and cook over high heat until richly browned, 10 minutes.
  2. Turn the pears skin sides down.  Pour in the Perry.  Roast the pears in the oven until the pears are tender and the Perry has reduced to a syrup, about 18 minutes. Transfer the pears to a platter.
  3. Meanwhile, add the Eau De Vie de Poire Williams to the skillet and boil for about 3 minutes, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.  Add the cider and bring to a boil.  Add the apple slices, cover and simmer over low heat, turning once, until the apple slices are translucent, about 5 minutes.  Uncover and simmer until the cider has reduced to a syrup. Spoon the apples into shallow bowls and top them with the pear wedges.  Dust with cinnamon and serve with whipped cream.

 

Recipe adapted from foodandwine.com

Tuscan Pear Cocktail

 

Total Time:   3 mins
Serves:   1

 

Ingredients

  • 45mls Eau De Vie de Poire Williams by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 25mls limoncello
  • 25mls ginger liqueur
  • 15mls simple syrup
  • 45mls orange juice
  • Garnish: mint leaves
  • Garnish: dried pears

 

Instructions

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.
  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass rimmed with sugar and filled with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves and dried pears.

 

Cocktail adapted from thespruceeats.com

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Apple Cider Sauce

 

Preparation and Cooking Time:  1hr
Serves:  6

 

Ingredients

  • 1.4kg sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • Salt
  • 2 cups Cider, we recommend ‘Appleanche’ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large egg yolks, beaten
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 sage leaves, coarsely chopped

 

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, cover the sweet potatoes with water, add salt and bring to a boil.  Cover and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes; let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, simmer the apple cider over moderately high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes.
  3. Peel the sweet potatoes and puree them in a food processor.  Transfer 3 1/3 cups of the puree to a large bowl.  Lightly beat in the flour and egg yolks and season with salt and pepper.  Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round tip.  Working in 3 batches over a large saucepan of simmering water, pipe out the dough, cutting it into 3/4-inch lengths.  Cook the gnocchi for 45 seconds.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer the gnocchi to a baking sheet.
  4. In each of 2 large skillets, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter.  Add half the gnocchi to each and cook over moderate heat until golden, about 2 minutes.  Add the garlic and sage and cook for 1 minute.  Stir in the reduced cider and serve.

 

Recipe adapted from foodandwine.com

Peartini Cocktail

 

Total Time:   3 mins
Serves:   1

 

Ingredients

  • 45mls Eau de Vie by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 20mls Amaretto Liqueur
  • 15mls Spiced Simple Syrup
  • 10mls lemon juice
  • Pear slice for garnish

 

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a pear slice.

 

Cocktail adapted from thespruce.com

Vanilla and Pear Panna Cottas with Spiced Ginger Cookies

 

Preparation and Cooking Time:  4hrs
Serves:  12

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 plump vanilla beans, split and seeds scraped
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, cracked
  • 4 teaspoons powdered unflavored gelatin (from 2 envelopes)
  • 3 cups Pear Juice, we recommend ‘100% Pear Juice’ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • Spiced Ginger Cookies, for serving

 

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the milk with the cream, 3/4 cup of the sugar, the vanilla beans and seeds and cinnamon sticks and bring to a simmer.  Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 30 minutes.  Strain the mixture through a fine sieve and return it to the saucepan.
  2. In a small bowl, sprinkle 3 teaspoons of the gelatin over 1/4 cup of cold water and let stand until softened, about 2 minutes.  Scrape the gelatin into the saucepan and whisk until dissolved.  Transfer the mixture to a pitcher and pour about 1/2 cup into each of 12 small glasses.  Refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours.
  3. In a clean saucepan, boil the pear juice with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar until reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 15 minutes.  Sprinkle the remaining 1 teaspoon of gelatin over 1 tablespoon of water and let stand until softened, about 2 minutes.  Whisk the gelatin into the pear juice mixture until dissolved.  Transfer the mixture to a pitcher and let cool completely (but don’t let the gelatin set), about 30 minutes.  Gently pour 2 tablespoons of the pear juice into each panna cotta over an inverted spoon and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.  Serve with the Spiced Ginger Cookies.

 

Recipe adapted from foodandwine.com