Sweet fruit and savory cheese is a classic and delicious combination. Pan-roasting is a simple way to elevate your basic poached pear.
Pan Roasted Pear and Goat Cheese Salad
- Cooking and Prep: 20 m
- Serves: 6
Prepare the Dressing
Whisk together the oil and the vinegar with the shallot and sugar in a large bowl. Set aside.
Prepare the Pears
Toss the pears with the salt and pepper.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the pears in the pan in a single layer, cut side down, and cook until golden brown, about five minutes. Flip them over and cook for an additional five minutes, until golden brown on both sides.
Turn off the heat but leave the pan on the warm burner. Add vinegar and swirl it in the pan until the vinegar becomes syrupy and coats the pears. Set the pears aside to cool.
Prepare the Salad
In the bowl with the dressing, combine the lettuce, watercress and pears. Toss to combine.
Sprinkle the goat cheese and pecans over the salad right before serving.