Asian Pear & Cabrales Salad with Fig & Port Dressing

Asian Pear & Cabrales Salad with Fig & Port Dressing
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 3 dried figs, preferably Black Mission
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 large Asian pear or barely ripe Bosc or Anjou pear
  • 6 Tbs. grapeseed oil, or another neutral salad oil
  • 2 heads Belgian endive
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped shallots
  • 1 head radicchio di Treviso, common red radicchio, or red Belgian endive
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • Kosher salt
    • ½ cup ruby port
    • 2 Tbs. cider vinegar
    • ½ lb. Cabrales, cut into 6 slices
    • Freshly ground black pepper

Trim the stems from the figs and discard. Cut each fig into 6 to 8 pieces. In a small saucepan, heat the port until hot to the touch, remove from the heat, and add the figs. Let the figs soak in the port until softened, about 2 hours. Put the figs and port in a food processor or blender and purée...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking

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