Sometimes I think I could add goat cheese to anything and it would make it better. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered until pears are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Lay the salad leaves out on a plate or platter. I hope you had wonderful festivities this holiday season and got to eat to your heart’s content!

Pears are sweet and pretty mild so they work really well with some stronger flavors like blue cheese. 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.

No wonder I made this when I had friends and family for dinner. Pear, blue cheese and candied pecan salad is an elegant accompaniment to any main dish. Cool the pears in the poaching liquid for 20 minutes, rotate them, and leave for another 20 minutes. Return syrup to boil. 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 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. Category Finalist, Side Dishes and Side Salads. 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. Cool the pears in the poaching liquid.

I’m probably still going to flub until April or something and continue to write 2012, haha . 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.
Drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve … 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.

Pear and blue cheese are a perfect pairing and I adore this salad as much for its lightness as its taste. Advertisement Step 2 To make the dressing, place the maple syrup, vinegar, mayonnaise, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a blender, and blend thoroughly. Add the red onion, pear, pecans, and blue cheese, and toss to mix evenly. Salad. PEARS: Bring first 5 ingredients to boil in large wide saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. 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.

Drizzle with … Add the pears to the poaching liquid in the pan, then poach until they just give way when pierced with a knife.

A simple salad of poached pears, walnuts, prosciutto and blue cheese, set atop a bed of arugula and spinach. The poached pears, on their own, also work really well with vanilla ice cream as a dessert. 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. Set aside. Cool completely.
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 This is definitely a company-worthy dish, although if you make the components ahead you can enjoy it even on a busy weeknight. Remove the pan from the heat. Cover and chill. Store any leftover vinaigrette in an airtight container in the fridge and use a couple of weeks.– --Margee Berry, Trout Lake, WA Crumble the blue cheese over the salad leaves, place the pear slices on top and then add the bean sprouts. Are you ready to start writing “2013” on things? Remove the pan from the heat.