This recipe is in response to a barbecue topic on the forkncork.com forum http://forkncork.com/content/showthread.php?t=1878
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.