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Salade de roquette aux poires et roquefort

  • 3 cups arugula or other tender greens
  • 6 ounces Roquefort or other blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 pears, cored and sliced in half inch or so sections
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Arrange the arugula and blue cheese on six salad plates.

Melt the butter on medium heat in a saucepan just large enough to hold the pear slices in one layer. Add the pears and cook for two minutes, shaking the pan occasionally. Turn them over and cook for one more minute.

Remove the pears and arrange them on the salad plates.

Add the vinegar to the pan and return it to the heat. Simmer the vinegar for three minutes to reduce it and incorporate the flavors left in the pan. Remove from the heat and stir in the olive oil. Pour a little of the warm dressing on each of the salads and serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.

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