Sake Ginger Poached Apple Pear Salad

Yield: Serves 4

Recipe courtesy Liana Robberecht, executive chef, Calgary Petroleum Club

Photo by Ingrid Kuenzel


2 apple pears peeled, cored, cut in half

3 cups (675 mL) water

2 cups (450 mL) Sake

1 ½ cups (340 mL) sugar

4 slices ginger root

1 lemon, sliced

½ orange, sliced

½ tsp salt

1 bay leaf

1 thyme sprig


  1. Place all ingredients, except apple pear, in a saucepot, bring to boil, and then turn down to a simmer for approximately 15- 20 minutes. Add apple pear, bring back to a boil, and then remove from heat.
  2. Allow for apple pear to cool down in liquid. Refrigerate overnight for flavours to develop.
  3. Slice the chilled apple pears into wedges, add your favourite greens, and drizzle with dressing.

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