Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pear and Rocket Salad

I first made this salad for a shindig at Williworld after seeing the recipe in an ad for Maggie Beer's Spicey Pear Paste.

It has since become a favourite.

Baby rocket or rocket and spinach mix
Pears (sweet but still firm), cut into narrow wedges
Shaved parmesan
Crumbled feta (sheep or goat)
Candied walnuts

Pear or Quince Paste
Equal proportions of Lemon Juice, White Wine Vinegar and Water
Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, or Macadamia or Walnut oil (enough liquid to make the dressing pourable)
Salt and a liberal amount of pepper (use some schechaun pepper for a spicey bite)

Candied Walnuts
Lightly toast nuts in a saute pan. Add good pat of butter and equal volume of brown sugar and stir until butter and sugar start to toffee, being careful to not singe the butter.
Set aside to cool and then break apart.

Combine the ingredients, pour on the dressing and top with the candied walnuts.

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