Poached Pear, Bacon, Pecan & Butter Lettuce Salad

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Sweet and soft poached pears balanced with crispy and salty bacon in this butter lettuce salad! The honey vinegar and shallots in the vinaigrette keeps the entire dish light and delicate.

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Ingredients
- Serves 2 +
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1 head Butter Lettuce
4 slice Bacon
1/2 cup Pecans
562.5 milliliter Sweet Wine
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Honey
1 1/2 tablespoon minced Fresh Ginger
10 Whole Cloves
10 Peppercorns
1 Cinnamon Stick
1/2 cup Grapeseed Oil
1/2 cup Honey Vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
to taste Salt and Pepper
2 tablespoon Shallot
2 teaspoon Fresh Chives
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STEP 1
Bring the Sweet Wine (562.5 milliliter), Granulated Sugar (1 cup), Honey (1/2 cup), Fresh Ginger (1 1/2 tablespoon), Whole Cloves (10), Peppercorns (10) and Cinnamon Stick (1), and place in a pot large enough to hold the pears over high heat.
STEP 2
Peel the Bosc Pear (2). Quarter them and remove the core.
STEP 3
When syrup is boiling, add pears. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pears are soft when run through with a knife.
STEP 4
Remove and let cool. Chop roughly.
STEP 5
Finely chop the Shallot (2 tablespoon).
STEP 6
Finely slice the Fresh Chives (2 teaspoon).
STEP 7
Zest the Lemon (1/2).
STEP 8
Add the shallots, chives, Dijon Mustard (1 tablespoon), Honey Vinegar (1/2 cup) and Salt and Pepper (to taste) to a small bowl and stir to combine.
STEP 9
Slowly whisk in the Grapeseed Oil (1/2 cup) until smooth.
STEP 10
Cook Bacon (4 slice) until extra crispy. Remove from pan and set aside onto paper towels. When cooled, roughly chop the bacon.
STEP 11
Wipe most of the bacon grease out of the pan and then toast the Pecans (1/2 cup) on low heat for 3-4 minutes.
STEP 12
Wash and dry Butter Lettuce (1 head).
STEP 13
Combine butter lettuce, bacon, pecans, and pears in a large bowl. Toss gently with vinaigrette.
STEP 14
Serve and enjoy.
Share Your Tips
Casey Phillips
Cool recipe. I think I'll mix up the greens next time.
Travis Moore
Poaching a pear is real easy and it's great in a salad.
Andre Fournier
Delicious combination of flavors.
Monica Adams
Definitely a grown up salad, the pears are a great fancy addition.
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