Ginger Honey Pear

Categories: Cold Phlegm Accumulating in Lung, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Ginger Honey Pear 2 servings

This is a great dish to baby yourself when you want to soothe a dry throat.

2 medium-sized pears, peeled
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
3 tablespoons water

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Cut off the top third of each pear and reserve. Cut out the core of the bottom part of the pear, making a hole but leaving the bottom and outside intact. Place pears and tops on a glass or ceramic dish.

Combine honey, ginger and water in a small bowl. Heat to dissolve honey if necessary.

Place ginger mixture inside pears. Replace the top on each pear, restoring its original shape and brush sauce on the outside of the pear as well. Save about 2 teaspoons of the sauce for later.

Bake pears for 10 to 12 minutes until they begin to soften.

Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining sauce, then return to oven and broil at high setting for 3 to 5 minutes until the glaze has caramelized.

Serve warm.

Pear-sweet, cold; LU/LI/ST; nourish fluids, decrease thirst, moisten LU, dissolve phlegm (with Bei Mu), clear heat, resolve toxin
Honey-sweet, neutral; SP/LU/LI; nourish and harmonize MJ, moisten dryness, antidote to drug and food poisoning
Ginger-pungent, warm; LU/SP/ST; disperse exterior cold, stop nausea and vomiting, detoxify other herbs, reduce inflammation

Addresses LU Yin xu, dry heat and fluid xu, and harmonizes MJ.

Especially good for anyone suffering from a dry cough, dry throat, bronchitis, asthma, upset stomach or nausea.