Asian Pear Vinaigrette

from the kitchen of Chef Paul Prudhomme

6 asian pears, peeled and diced
¼ tablespoon sugar
¼ cup cider vinnegar
¼ cup rice vinnegar
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup walnut oil
½ cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
½ cup finely chopped shallots
1 teaspoon Chef Paul Prudhomme's Vegetable Magic®
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
how to prepare

Reserve 1 cup of the diced pears and set aside.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a skillet and cook over high heat until the pears are just tender, about 5 minutes.  Transfer the mixture to a food processor and purée until smooth.  Gently fold in the reserved pears.

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