Poached pear with peppercorns

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Appears in
Taste of Korea

By Young Jin Song

Published 2011

  • About

For this dish, called baesuk, Asian pears are poached until tender in liquid swimming with black peppercorns and sliced ginger. It is sweet, but has a delicate spiciness which makes a cleansing and refreshing end to a meal.


  • 2 Asian pears
  • 20 black peppercorns
  • 10/¼ oz fresh root ginger, peeled and sliced


  1. Peel and core the Asian pears. Cut into six pieces and press 2 or 3 peppercorns into the smooth outer surface of each piece.
  2. Place 750 ml/ pints/