Recipe courtesy of Carla Pellegrino
Episode: Las Vegas
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Insalata Di Rucola E Pera
Total:
50 min
Prep:
50 min
Level:
Easy
Total:
50 min
Prep:
50 min
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 whole bartlett pears, sliced and marinated in lemon and sugar
  • 3 bunches of arugula, cleaned and dry
  • Citronette dressing, recipe follows
  • Caramelized walnuts, recipe follows
  • 2 ounces shaved Parmesan
Citronette Dressing:
  • 1 quart extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice
Carmelized Walnuts:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts
  • 2 ounces honey

Directions

Layer bottom of plate with marinated pears. Lightly coat arugula leaves with citronette dressing in a mixing bowl and lay on top of pears. Sprinkle the caramelized walnuts around the plate and top with shaved Parmesan.

Citronette Dressing:

Add extra-virgin olive oil to the lemon juice in a steady stream, slowly, while whisking, until the citronette is emulsified.

Carmelized Walnuts:

In a saute pan over low flame add sugar and water, mix it well and allow to cook until sugar melts and gets golden brown in color. Mix in the butter and let thicken.. Add walnuts, mix until caramelized. Toss well. Make sure there is an even amount of coating, then drizzle the honey evenly over walnuts. Place on sheet pan and let cool.

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