Caramelised pear, feta, rocket and scallion salad

This recipe is in response to a barbecue topic on the forum

1 medium to large pear

salad bowl’s worth of rocket

3 oz good feta cheese

4 chopped scallions.

1 knob butter

1 dtsp maple syrup

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

for the dressing: Extra Virgin olive oil and wine vinegar 4:1

Peel the pear and slice thinly. Cut the larger slices in halves or quarters. In a saucepan, heat a knob of butter and , when it’s melted, add the pear slices. Drizzle the maple syrup over the pear. Cover the pan and cook over a low heat until caramelized, turning the slices carefully from time to time with a wooden spoon. Remove and allow cool to lukewarm.

Chop the feta into small cubes. Combine the ingredients. Season with the salt and pepper but go easy on the sea salt as some feta – usually the cheaper kind – is very salty to start with. Dress with the oil and vinegar.

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  1. Had this last night with a bottle of Peter Lehman Riesling (only a tenner) it was top drawer,combination of sweet pear and feta ,scallion is amazing and sat great with the crisp aromatic Riesling.More of this sort of thing!

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