Pears For the Win
October 7, 2011 in Uncategorized
Red Wine & Balsamic Roasted Pears
with a Blue Cheese, Rocket
and Walnut Salad
This is a wonderfully simple dish that will impress. I must say, that these roasted pears are quite delicious. The original recipe called for roasting them solely in Balsamic vinegar, which I’m sure would be nice, but I thought adding wine and sugar to the roasting process would make them divine –- and indeed it did.
I served these red-stained pears on a bed of rocket with blue cheese crumbled over and topped off with a few roasted walnuts. The combination of pears, blue cheese and walnuts has always been a sure winner, but these pears go great with goats cheese or Manchego as well.
They are great in a salads or as an accompaniment to a cheese board. They would also work a treat on a pizza: take a pizza base generously top with Gorgonzola cheese, sprinkle with walnuts and pop in the oven till the cheese is oozing. Top with said pears and a good handful of watercress – now that is a winner.