Caramelized Pear & Blue Cheese Salad


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  • 2 - 4 People


2 pears peeled cored and sliced into wedges (8 per pear)
50g Butter
1 tbsp light brown sugar
100g walnuts or pecans
200g blue cheese/gorgonzola
A generous bowl of mixed bably salad leaves
Fresh coriander leaves


Place the butter and sugar in a wide pan over a medium-high heat. Add pears once sugar is dissolved and reduce heat slightly. Toss pears around until slightly softened and caramelized to a golden brown. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
To make the dressing, place the balsamic vinegar in a saucepan with the icing sugar. Bring to the boil and simmer until reduced, and syrupy. Test by placing a spoonful on a cool plate to see if thickened. Cool slightly before dressing salad.
Toast nuts in an oven at 180C for 7-10minutes, tossing once half way through.
Arrange a small amount of salad leaves on each plate. Place 4 caramelized pear wedges around the leaves then crumble some of the blue cheese/gorgonzola over each. sprinkle over some toasted nuts and fresh coriander leaves and top with a drizzle of balsamic dressing.

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