Sauteed Asian Pears with Citrus Zest

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Sautéed Asian Pears With Citrus Zest

*2 Asian Pears
*1 TBS Butter
*2 TBS Brown Sugar
*1 TSP Orange Rind
*1 TBS Orange Juice

Peel, core, and slice 2 Asian pears (or other variety). Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons brown sugar, stirring until melted. Add pear, 1 teaspoon grated orange rind, and 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice; cook 5 minutes or until pear is slightly tender. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon; divide among 4 plates. Allow pan juices to thicken; drizzle over pear.
Health, DECEMBER 2004

Pear: sweet, cold, Nourishes Fluids, Moistens LU, Clears Heat
Butter: neutral, sweet, Supplements Blood & Qi
Brown Sugar: sweet, warm, Supplements MJ, Descends ST qi
Orange Rind: acrid, bitter, Regulates Qi, Dries Damp
Orange Juice: sweet, sour, cool, Nourishes Fluids

This recipes moistens dryness in the LU, supplements qi as well as moving a little qi for balance.