What Can I Cook With Asian Pears?

What Can I Cook With Asian Pears?

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Faith Durand
Oct 26, 2010
Q:  I have several dozen small Asian pears. They are not the most edible things (they're kinda bitter and tasteless). Any suggestions on what I can do so that they don't go to waste? Sent by Jean Editor: Jean, here's one idea for you: Use them to tenderize meat! We learned last year that Asian pears are a really excellent way to tenderize tough meat in a marinade. Here's one recipe where they are put to excellent use: • Korean Barbecued Short-Ribs Readers, other thoughts for Jean?   Related: Recipe: Asian Pear, Fresh Date, and Pomegranate Salad (Image: Gregory Han)
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