posted by tgobbi 12-27-102 7:31 PM
Pear and Stilton Salad with Port Wine and Toasted Walnuts
1/2 C chopped walnuts
1 1/2 C Port wine
6 C assorted young greens, torn up
2 pears, peeled, cored, sliced
6 T crumbled Stilton or other blue cheese
2 shallots, sliced (1/4 C)
1 clove garlic
1 T Dijon mustard
2 T balsamic vinegar
Toast walnuts in heavy saucepan on med heat. Set nuts aside.
Pour port into same pan nuts were toasted in. Brin to a boil on med high heat; boil to reduce volume by 1/2. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Distribute 1 1/2 cups greens on 4 plates. Arrange pear slices over. Sprinkle 1 1/2 T cheese on each.
Puree reduced port, shallots, garlic, mustard, vinegar until smooth in blender. Pour over salads. Top with nuts.
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