Grilled Pear Salad
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Step 1: Preheat a fan forced oven to 180C.
Step 2: Place a cast iron griddle pan or a barbecue grill plate on high heat.
Step 3: Slice pears into approximately six slices each (lengthways, don’t core), toss in the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and season with salt. Grill on hot grill plate for approximately 7 minutes per side.
Step 4: Roast walnuts in the preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes, when ready place in tea towel/cloth and rub skins off, set aside to cool.
Step 5: Remove outer green leaves from radicchio and discard, using the inner leaves, and pull witlof apart, wash well and spin dry.
To make dressing:
Step 6: Mix all ingredients together, stir well, season to taste.
Step 7: Toss the leaves with half the walnuts, a little vinaigrette (just enough to coat the salad leaves) and then separate ingredients into four serves.
Step 8: Add the leaves to the plate, add grilled pear, another sprinkle of walnuts, dob on ricotta and top with chervil.
Step 9: Mix dressing again and drizzle a little more over the top.
60ml 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
To taste salt flakes
2/3 cup walnut roasted
2 bulbs white witlof
1/2 bunch chervil