Insalata Di Rucola E Pera

Recipe courtesy Chef Carla Pelligrino of Rao's in Las Vegas
Show: Giada's Weekend Getaways Episode: Las Vegas
TOTAL TIME: 50 min
Prep: 50 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: --
 
YIELD:
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 whole bartlett pears, sliced and marinated in lemon and sugar
  • 3 bunches of arugula, cleaned and dry
  • 2 ounces shaved Parmesan
    CARMELIZED WALNUTS:
      • 1 cup sugar
      • 4 tablespoons water
      • 2 tablespoons butter
      • 1 cup toasted walnuts
      • 2 ounces honey
      CITRONETTE DRESSING:
        • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice
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        Directions

        Citronette dressing, recipe follows
        Caramelized walnuts, recipe follows
        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.
        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.
        Add extra-virgin olive oil to the lemon juice in a steady stream, slowly, while whisking, until the citronette is emulsified.
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