Pears With Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Bacon Recipe
2 firm ripe pears halved and poached in stock syrup
Blue whinnow cheese, sliced (please check spellingof supplier
100g Smoked bacon pardons about 3 cm long
Sprinkle of cumin seeds
4 sprigs of Thyme
2 cloves garlic sliced
Handful of shelled walnuts
2 little Gem lettuce leaves
balsamic vinegar glaze
Swirl of cream ( from Mawsons of Groundbaileys) is this the correct names
1 tbsp snipped chives
1.Poach pears until soft and slice in half
2.Slice the bacon into lardons, place in a hot pan and sauté with cumin and bay leaves
3 Add sprigs of thyme, sliced garlic and a dash of balsamic and walnuts
4.Add a dash of balsamic vinegar . Add cheese into pan to melt slightly
Place the pear on to a plate with the gem lettuce, spoon over the bacon mixture and walnuts, garnish with swirl of cream and chives.
Always slice the cheese to glaze
You can use chicory leaves instead of lettuce.
Dry fry the bacon or lardens.
Drain excess oil from bacon into a bowl and discard when cold in a bin.