Most of our vegetables for a good three quarters of the year are roasted – broccoli, kale, potatoes of every kind, pumpkin, carrots, beetroot, you name it! There’s something just so comforting about the aromas and the caramelized little corners that simply personify good taste to me!
So…when I prepped a wonderful pork belly and realized the side dishes had been completely neglected, I needed something real quick to accompany the protein…and that is how these beauties were born!
Pears are so good on their own, or poached, or in bakes, but they’re also crazy good when roasted simply with a little balsamic, rosemary, salt and pepper. The smell of them as they cook is divine and they are also super quick!
These balsamic pears are brilliant as a side to pork but can also be served up on a cheese platter with some blue cheese or even in a salad with rocket, walnuts and a good dash of parmesan. Of course, you could also serve it with a quality vanilla ice cream as a sweet and savoury combination – the creaminess of the ice cream combined with the tartness of the balsamic is simply heaven!
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes