Alright, kooky, candy-crazed Halloween is over. It's time to move ON to some serious food bizniz...the holidays. I like to start getting inspiration early. I love all the food mags & blogs right now...so many creative & mouth-watering recipes & pictures...I literally get giddy planning & exploring (clearly, I'm a complete food dork.)
This salad is a great recipe to have on hand as we head into the season and start to plan our various "fancy" menus. It has totally seasonal ingredients for fall & winter and is a beautiful thing to serve for a special occasion (and it's easy enough to serve anytime, really!). It's fab because it comes together in minutes and is the perfect combo of salty, sweet & peppery.
I love that the pears are warm...they slightly wilt the arugula just the right amount with their buttery yumminess.
1/4 pound prosciutto - very thinly sliced
2 pears - ripe but firm, cored & cut into 8 wedges
kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
2 T. butter
2 t. fresh thyme - chopped
5 c. wild arugula
2 T. balsamic vinegar
fresh ground pepper
Divide prosciutto and lay onto 4 salad plates.
Season pears with salt & pepper. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat and cook until it is slightly browned. Add thyme, pears and cook pears 3-4 minutes per side, until lightly caramelized. Lower heat and add balsamic vinegar. Stir gently.
Remove from heat. Pour warm pears and butter-balsamic dressing over arugula in a large bowl. Toss until arugula is thoroughly coated. Arrange arugula & pears on top of the prosciutto, dividing pears evenly among plates. Finish with a couple grinds of fresh ground pepper.
Please see this recipe in full video effect in Kin Community by clicking HERE or on the screen below. Enjoy!!