*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                  Pear with Garlic Mustard Sauce for Beef
 
 Recipe By     : Home Library, Healthy Heart; 1993:p72
 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:20
 Categories    : Sauce
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    pear -- cut in half
      3/4  cup           water
      1/2  cup           fresh orange juice
      1/2  pound         beef tenderloin steak -- (see note)
    2      teaspoons     garlic cloves -- crushed
    2      teaspoons     stone-ground seeded mustard
    1      teaspoon      cornstarch
    1      tablespoon    brandy
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
                         orange zest in long strands
                         parsley
 
      [1] Combine pear, water, and juice in pan.  Bring to boil. Remove from
 heat; let stand and cool.  
      [2] Remove pear and any seeds that surfaced. Reserve 1 1/4 cup of
 liquid in a 2-cup measuring cup. 
      [3] Heat a little optional olive oil in the skillet and add meat, cook
 until browned and tender. Remove from pan and keep warm.
      [4] Add garlic and mustard to the skillet and cook about 1 minute.
 Dissolve cornstarch in the pear water;  add to skillet and stir over heat
 until mixture boils and thickens.  Stir in brandy (or cap of brandy extract
 for the flavor).  Add extra garlic. Quickly slice the steak; slice the pear.
 Two portions:  Arrange a fan of pear on heated plate and a fan of beef
 slices.  Put orange shred between the fans.  Cover with the sauce. Garnish
 with parsley or mint.
 
 (Notes --leave the peel on the pear.   * tenderloin’s been tough ('96). Trim
 a strip; a sirloin.  If we grill (charcoal) the meat, put a little of the
 'juice' caught on the meat platter in the skillet and warm the garlic and
 mustard in that.  Make 1 steak, 3/4-lb.  Extra beef added to a lentil and
 spinach soup - good, do again.)
 
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 NOTES : Fast! Steep pear about an hour ahead of time.  Make-ahead side dish,
 like confetti rice, works well.  Warm dinner plates on top of steamer.