Golden Snow Pear with Bird's Nest
Golden Snow Pear with Bird's Nest
Soothe yourselves with this refreshing yet light dessert, a unique take on pear soup.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Steaming
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 60 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 snow pears
  • 4 pcs bird's nest (Substitute with white fungus)
  • 10 g wolfberry
  • 10 g apricot kernel (Substitute with unsalted almonds)
  • Sugar to taste (Substitute with rock sugar)
  • 500 ml water
Method
  1. Boil apricot kernel and wolfberries:
  2. Put the apricot kernel and wolfberries into a pot of boiling water. Depending on how sweet you want the dish to be, add 2 Tbsp sugar (adjust according to preference) and boil for 15 minutes, then set aside
  1. Carve the snow pears:
  2. To make a bowl with the snow pears, cut the top of the pear to make a lid and remove the flesh with a spoon in the center of the pear (deep enough to make a bowl)
  1. Plate and steam the dish:
  2. Place the bird nest into the snow pear bowls
  3. Pour the wolfberry and apricot kernel stock into the snow pear and place into the steamer for 45 minutes
  1. Garnish and serve:
  2. Top with boiled wolfberries and apricot kernels. Serve while hot
  1. Chef’s Tips:
  2. Traditionally eaten as a beauty food, bird’s nest can also clear phlegm, ease chronic dry coughs and relieve fatigue. In fact, it contains proteins, amino acids and minerals that are essential for healthy development.

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