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Sweet pears and spicy ginger meld together wonderfully yet they are a pairing that is often overlooked. I like to infuse them into a flavorful vinegar that is fantastic on sushi or sprinkled over steamed fish. You can play with the balance of the infusion by changing the ratio of pear to ginger to push it sweeter or spicier as you like. The pickled pears are also a great addition to a chutney or as a garnish.
Make sure the rice wine vinegar is at least room temperature or slightly warmer.
Core the pears and coarsely chop. Grate or thinly slice the ginger. Put the pears and ginger into the whipping siphon. Pour the rice wine vinegar into the whipping siphon.
Seal the whipping siphon, charge it, and swirl for 20 to 30 seconds. Let the siphon sit for 1 minute longer. Place a towel over the top of the siphon and vent it. Open the siphon and wait until the bubbling stops.
Strain the vinegar and let sit for at least 5 minutes before using.