Sunday, 25 May 2008

Marsala Honey Pears with Gorgonzola - Nigella Lawson


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This recipe was taken from Nigella Lawson's book 'Nigella Express' Having made this, I would suggest using only 1 Tablespoon of oil, and not 2 as this recipe says.
You will Need:
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (Not Extra Virgin)
2 Pears, Unpeeled and Uncored (uncored says Nigella - I say core those pears)!
3 Tablespoons Marsala
2 Tablespoons Honey
50g Walnut Halves
500g Gorgonzola

How to Do it:
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Meanwhile, cut the pears into eighths, leaving the skin and core on. (I cored my pears - no stalks on my plate, thank you very much)!
Fry the pears for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until softened.




Meanwhile, whisk the Marsala and honey together in a cup or small bowl.
Add the Marsala mixture to the pears and allow to bubble and become syrupy.

Transfer the pears to a large serving plate, reserving the syrupy mixture in the pan.  Add the walnuts to the same pan and stir fry them for about a minute, or until they are slightly darkened and sticky all over.

To serve, transfer the walnuts to the serving plate along with any remaining pan juices and place the gorgonzola onto the plate.

10 comments:

Peter M said...

Jan, glad you're indulging in blue cheeses too! This looks Jan-tastic!

Kevin said...

This looks so good! Caramelized pears, blue cheese and walnuts...mmm...

Raquel said...

Sounds fantabulous! Very high-class!

Sue said...

I love Gorgonzola cheese/Blue cheese, it marry's so well with salad, fruits and dare I say it...New York Strip Steaks.

Marie said...

Pears, blue cheese and walnuts. Perfect combination in my books. They also make a lovely salad with a honey and white balsamic vinaigrette.

Sylvie said...

Mmmhhh, sweet and salty, perfect.

nicisme said...

I love this dish, cheese goes so well with the pears and nuts - brilliant!

Jan said...

Peter - thanks for the 'tastic'!

Kevin, Raquel, Sylvie and Nicisme -It was rather nice I must say!

Sue - I could go for that...yum

Marie - I will give that a go - thanks!

Jeanne said...

Yum - this is always such a great, classic combination of flavours :)

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