Any pear fans out there? I have never been keen on this fruit. I think it goes back to being a little girl and cutting my mouth on the stem when I attempted to eat it from the top, fresh picked from the tree. Yes, even at that age, I was having blonde moments. I have tried pears a few times in my adult life. Each time, they were too hard or too gritty feeling. It makes you wonder WHY on earth I would plant a pear tree in my yard? I am not sure but, I did… and this is the first year that it produced fruit. What the heck am I going to do with the 10 pears that I got off the tree? Dan does not eat fruit and Allyson can’t eat them ALL.
One night two weeks ago, I was making turkey burgers. I was thinking about doctoring them up somehow. However, I was not sure how I wanted to make them. Dan had the idea of trying the pears grilled! Grilled pears? That sounds weird. I have grilled pineapple and tomato before. I know people grill peaches…. but pears? Ok, I’ll try it. I sliced the sides of the pear off the core and removed the “hump”. The only other prep I did was brush on some EVOO so that it did not burn. Grill time because they were still a little hard was approx. 20 minutes on medium heat (this may vary depending on your grill). I topped the turkey burger with a pear slice, tomato, lettuce and a little mayo. Holy moly were these good! The pears were sweet, juicy and not gritty at all. They were the perfect compliment to the turkey.
If you have the chance, I highly suggest you try this. I have made it twice already and can’t wait to do it again. I am having chicken tonight. I think I might grill up the pears to have as a side dish.
Have you ever had a, “You want me to grill what?” moment?