Drizzle with … Crumble the blue cheese over the salad leaves, place the pears on top (you may slice them if desired), then scatter on the bean sprouts. On our lake. It tastes great and looks so beautiful and appetizing on the plate. The poached pears, on their own, also work really well with vanilla ice cream as a dessert. This poached pear and goat cheese salad is made with mixed greens tossed with a pear shallot vinaigrette, topped with poached pears and herbed goat cheese. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered until pears are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. This is definitely a company-worthy dish, although if you make the components ahead you can enjoy it even on a busy weeknight. Pear, blue cheese and candied pecan salad is an elegant accompaniment to any main dish. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Sometimes I think I could add goat cheese to anything and it would make it better. This salad is a classic fall pairing of walnuts, blue cheese, and pears, but with a twist: spiced poached fruit. Cool completely. Store any leftover vinaigrette in an airtight container in the fridge and use a couple of weeks.– Remove the pan from the heat. Cool the pears in the poaching liquid for 20 minutes, rotate them, and leave for another 20 minutes. Set aside. Happy 2013 all you lovely Table for Two readers!! Remove the pears from the liquid, cut them in half, core, and cut into large slices. --Margee Berry, Trout Lake, WA You can make this salad with uncooked pears, but roasting the pears takes them to a new level of yumminess and you can pop the walnuts in the roasting tray for the last 5 minutes of cooking time, which really brings out their nutty flavour and makes them totally delicious. The poaching liquid is also used in the dressing, for twice the spiced flavor. A recipe for Poached Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with 21 ingredients, including 1 1/2 ounces piccante blue cheese, crumbled, 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped, and 5 cups mixed escarole and frisée, torn into bite-size pieces If white balsamic vinegar is not available, Champagne vinegar works well, too."

I might hold a minority view point on what I'm about to say next, but I'm not a fan of big, indulgent Christmas dinners.

Add the red onion, pear, pecans, and blue cheese, and toss to mix evenly. This salad is very simple to make, mixed greens with a honey-mustard vinaigrette, crumbled blue cheese and toasted pine nuts.

Drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve … No wonder I made this when I had friends and family for dinner. I’m probably still going to flub until April or something and continue to write 2012, haha . Recently, we’ve been out here a lot. A simple salad of poached pears, walnuts, prosciutto and blue cheese, set atop a bed of arugula and spinach. Are you ready to start writing “2013” on things? Either way, if you like blue cheese I bet you’ll love it. Here, fresh pears are poached in red wine to give them a gorgeous color and deeper flavor that’s delicious with the assertive blue cheese and toasty hazelnuts. Add the pears to the poaching liquid in the pan, then poach until they just give way when pierced with a knife. "I made a poached pear dessert and thought the pears would be delightful in a salad. Crumble the blue cheese over the salad leaves, place the pear slices on top and then add the bean sprouts. Category Finalist, Side Dishes and Side Salads. Lay the salad leaves out on a plate or platter. Return syrup to boil. Lay the salad leaves out on a plate or platter. This salad is a classic fall pairing of walnuts, blue cheese, and pears, but with a twist: spiced poached fruit. Drain pears. Poached Pear and Blue Cheese was our starter last year and we'll be kicking off Christmas dinner again this year with a variation of this classic. Poached Pear and Blue Cheese Salad Pears poached in a spiced red-wine vinaigrette lift this classic salad from standard to stellar. Why not try this delicious Roasted Pear, Stilton and Walnut Salad? Remove the pan from the heat. Advertisement Step 2 To make the dressing, place the maple syrup, vinegar, mayonnaise, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a blender, and blend thoroughly. Blue Cheese Main Course Meat Salad Poached Pears Rashers RashersRashers Raspberries Raspberry Dressing Salad Starter No Ratings Yet 4 as a main course or 6 as a starter. Poached Pear and Blue Cheese Salad A refreshing salad using pears poached in sweet white wine that is perfect as an appetizer or a light main dish. Pears are sweet and pretty mild so they work really well with some stronger flavors like blue cheese. Cover and chill.

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A recipe for Poached Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with 21 ingredients, including 1 1/2 ounces piccante blue cheese, crumbled, 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped, and 5 cups mixed escarole and frisée, torn into bite-size pieces

Cool the pears in the poaching liquid.

Add pear halves, cut side down. Pear and blue cheese are a perfect pairing and I adore this salad as much for its lightness as its taste. For this salad fresh pears are poached in red wine to give them a gorgeous color and flavor that's delicious with the blue cheese and toasty hazelnuts. I hope you had wonderful festivities this holiday season and got to eat to your heart’s content!