Chargrilled pear with goats curd, asparagus and raspberry hazelnut dressing

Serves 1



  • ½ pear
  • cracked black pepper
  • 4 spears asparagus
  • 6 fresh raspberries
  • 6 hazelnuts
  • 60g goats curd
  • 5ml mustard seed oil
  • 5ml olive oil
  • Raspberry coulis



  1. Peel pear & roll in olive oil & pepper. Chargrill or pan sear pear until soft then add the hazelnuts to lightly toast.

  2. Steam the asparagus for 2-3 min, toss in olive oil to gloss.

  3. Place the pear on a plate which has had some coulis & mustard oil drizzled on plate. Top the pear with some goats curd, then the asparagus, hazelnuts & raspberries.

  4. Raspberry Coulis

    200g raspberries

    100g white sugar

    juice of 1 lemon

    Place all the ingredients in a saucepan on a low heat & bring to the boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Blend in a blender & strain. Keep refrigerated until required.


  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.