Poached Pears with Bluecheese on Greens
Added by Despina33 | Wed 28 Jan 2009 @ 12:03
2 cups water
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp whole black perppercorns
1/4 tsp ground cardamon
4 tbsp olive oil
4 slice of bacon, cut into pieces
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 cup red onion
salt & pepper
1/2 cup blue cheese
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup toasted walnuts
In a saucepan bring th water, sugar, wine, peppercorn and cardamon to boil, reduce to a simmer
Peel pears and cut in half and use s spoon to remove the middle with the seeds.
Place pears in poaching liquid for about 25 minutes. Once cooked remove and refrigerate.
In anothe pan heat 1 TBSP of the oil and saute the bacon until crispy. Pour the drippings of the bacon and oils into a large bowl.
To that bowl add the rest of the oil, mustard, vinegar and whisk together. To the dressing add the onions, bacon, raisins and walnuts.
When ready to serve toss the greens and cover them well. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Place 1 tbsp cheese into each cavity of the pear and place nicely on top.