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              PEARS WITH SPICY LIME, CHILE AND PEANUT CHUTNEY
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3                    Bosc pears
    5       ts           Lime juice, fresh, plus zest
                         -from one lime
      1/4   ts           Red pepper -- crushed
    1                    Garlic clove -- minced
    1       t            Soy sauce
      1/2   c            Peanuts -- dry roasted, finely
                         -ground
   12                    Sprigs fresh mint
 
    Cut each pear lengthwise into quarters. Using a melon
   baller or grapefruit spoon, create a well in the center
   of each quarter. If pears are very small, consider
   using halves instead of quarters.
   
    In a small bowl, prepare chutney by mixing together
   lime juice and zest, red pepper, garlic, soy sauce,
   brown sugar and peanuts. Spoon chutney in hollowed out
   section of pear quarters. Add a sprig of mint for
   garnish. Place on a serving tray. Makes 12 appetizers.
   
    Helpful hint: Chutney can be prepared up to a week in
   advance. To avoid browning, cut pears no earlier than
   a few hours before serving; then sprinkle with lime
   juice.
   
    Per appetizer: 48 cal; 1 g prot; 2 g fat; 8 g carb; 0
   chol; 56 mg sod; 1 g fiber; vegan
   
    Source: Vegetarian Times, DEC 92/MM by DEEANNE
  
 
 
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