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C3TV: Caramelized Pear Salad

Posted by Caveman Cooking on December 30, 2011



If I could choose to have only one salad for the rest of my life, this would be it! It’s a flavor explosion that goes well along side any number of dishes. This salad actually incorporates three different recipes, so it’s a bit more labor intensive than most of the concoctions you find here. But, man, is it worth it! Try it and you’ll be hooked, too!!

Episode 102

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Caramelized Red Pear Salad

Posted by Caveman Cooking on May 11, 2010

C3TV - Watch This RecipeCaramelized Red Pear Salad
If I could choose to have only one salad for the rest of my life, this would be it! It’s a flavor explosion that goes well along side any number of dishes. It actually incorporates three different recipes, so it’s a bit more labor intensive than most of the concoctions you find here. But, man, is it worth it! Try it and you’ll be hooked, too!! 😉

INGREDIENTS

6-8 Ounces of Baby Spinach
6-8 Ounces of Baby Spring Greens
1 or 2 Preparations of Caramelized Red Pears
1 Preparation of Candied Kahlua Pecans
1 Preparation of Cavinaigrette
2 Ounces Chevre Cheese (Goat Cheese)

RECIPE

Make one or two preparations of Caramelized Red Pears, depending on how much pear you like in your salad.
NOTE: You will notice that the link takes you to a recipe for Caramelized Apples. Just substitute Red Pears and follow the rest of the recipe as posted.
Caramelized Pears

When done, remove pears from heat, place on a plate, cover and refrigerate. I like to make them at least an hour before needed so that they cool completely.
Next, make one preparation of Candied Kahlua Pecans and set aside to cool for at least one hour.
Candied Kahlua Pecans

Make one preparation of Cavinaigrette and set aside. This should be made at least 20 minutes in advance of use.
Place spinach and greens in a large mixing bowl and toss with the dressing.
Tossing Greens with Cavinaigrette

Evenly distribute coated greens onto individual salad plates. Place slices of pears on top of greens. Then throw a handful of the pecans onto the dish.
Making Salad

Finally, crumble up some of the goat cheese and sprinkle over the salad. Enjoy!
Caramelized Red Pear Salad

This one perfectly complimented a main course of King Crab Risotto.

Prep Time = 40 minutes
Cook Time = n/a
Serves 4

View the C3TV video version of this recipe here.

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Candied Kahlua Pecans

Posted by Caveman Cooking on May 11, 2010

C3TV - Watch This RecipeCandied Kahlua Pecans
These are phenomenal in salads, cookies, cakes, with ice cream, as a crust or crushed topping for fish, or just straight! Best of all, they couldn’t be easier to make!! 😉

INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Whole Pecan Pieces
1 Tbsp Butter
1.5 Tsp White Sugar
2 Tsp Brown Sugar
1 Shot (1.5 oz.) Kahlua

RECIPE

In a medium-large non-stick skillet melt the butter over a medium-high flame. If using a traditional pan add another tablespoon of butter.
Pecans in Butter

Evenly sprinkle both sugars over pecans.
Pecans Getting Dusted in Sugars

Stir and flip pecans until all are fully and evenly coated in butter and sugars. Saute for another 3-4 minutes taking care not to burn the nuts. (Yes, I’ve been dying to say that! :lol:)
Sauteing Pecans

Just before they are done, add the Kahlua, carefully flambe, and then quickly saute until caramelized. No more than 30-60 seconds.
Pecans Getting Kahlua

Remove from heat and place on a plate to cool. Use, munch, or store in an airtight container until ready to use … it will last about a week in the fridge.
HINT: I know you are going to want to try one right away. But, unless you are from the Marquis de Sade school of cooking, let them cool sufficiently. Anything “candied” gets very hot!
Candied Kahlua Pecans

I told you these were easy! 😉

Prep Time = 5 minutes
Cook Time = 5 minutes
Makes 1 Cup

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