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Shrimp, Pear and Sugar Pea Sautée Recipe

One of the great features about pears is that they are generally available year- round. The recipe for below is from California Pears. The website description includes, “Established in March 1992, the California Pear Advisory Board (CPAB) is a state agricultural marketing order organized under the California Agricultural Marketing Act of 1937, which allows farmers to assess themselves to fund various industry programs.” If you enjoy pears, you should check out the many pear recipes available on the California Pears website. Enjoy the recipe for Shrimp, Pear and Sugar Pea Sautée below made with three tablespoons of dry, white wine.

Shrimp, Pear and Sugar Pea Sautée


2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 tsp olive oil
1 lb. medium shrimp, shelled and tails removed
1/3 lb. sugar peas, trimmed
2 California Bartlett pears, cut into 1-inch wedges
3 tbsp dry white wine
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2-1/2 to 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
salt and pepper to taste


In a large skillet, sautee the shallots in the olive oil over moderate heat for 3 minutes. Add the shrimp, sugar peas, pears, and wine and cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp is almost done. Add the butter and orange juice and cook 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Information

Nutrients per serving: calories 244; protein 24.9; fat 7.5; carbohydrate 19.3; dietary fiber 3.3g; cholesterol 180mg; sodium 245mg.

The recipe is from Cal Pear, www.calpear.com.


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