Place 3 cups of the reserved pear juice and 1 cup of water in a non-reactive pan with the ginger and garlic. Bring the mixture to a simmer, add the shrimp and simmer 1 minute or just until the shrimp begins to turn pink.
Remove the pan from the heat and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
To assemble, for each serving, mound 1 cup arugula on a chilled plate and top with 1/2 cup hearts of palm, 1/2 sliced avocado sliced, 1/4 cup tomato halves, 1 sliced pear half, 4 ounces chilled poached shrimp, 3 tablespoons Cilantro Yogurt Dressing, and 1 tablespoon slivered almonds.
CILANTRO YOGURT DRESSING
Finely chop the pears and set aside.
In a small non reactive pan over medium high heat, reduce 1-1/3 cups of the reserved pear juice by two thirds, to 1/3 cup juice. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
In a non-reactive bowl, whisk together the yogurt, cilantro, lime juice and zest, ginger, garlic and pepper. Add the reduced pear juice and chopped pears. Mix well to combine and add salt to taste. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until ready to use.
Makes 3 cups.