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?
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