How to make it

  • Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill or broiler.
  • Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4-6 inches from the heat source.
  • In a small frying pan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, water, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
  • Stir in the walnuts, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and quickly spread the nuts on a sheet of parchment (baking) paper or a plate. Set aside and let cool.
  • Brush the pear wedges with lemon juice and arrange on the grill or broiler pan. Grill or broil turning once, until the pears begin to brown, 3-4 minutes total. Set aside.
  • To make the vinaigrette in a small bowl, whisk together the 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, the rice vinegar, the mustard, and the shallot. Add the salt and pepper and whisk to blend. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil in a thin stream until emulsified.
  • In a large bowl, combine the watercress and blue cheese. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently to mix well and coat evenly.
  • To serve, divide the salad among individual plates.
  • Place 2 pear wedges on each, then sprinkle with the walnuts

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Great idea to grill the pears, can't wait to give it a whirl.
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  • cubralinda 10 years ago
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  • tinam 11 years ago
    I'm making this for the family tomorrow. Tried it last week and loved did everyone else! Thx and happy mother's day to you and or yours!
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  • softgrey 11 years ago
    this is a great recipe...
    i've done this sort of thing - but never grilled the pears...seems like the extra step would elevate this to gourmet...

    will def do this...

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