Friday, October 06, 2006

Wine in Cooking - Wilted Greens with Pinot Pears

I came across this recipe in a pennysaver today. It's obviously sponsored by Mirassou wines. Here's the original recipe - If you're not watching calories (and you like blue cheese) you might like this. I'll do a lower-calorie revamp in the next post.

Wilted Greens with Pinot Pears

- 2 strips bacon
- 2 pears, cored and cut into wedges
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
- 1/2 cup Mirassou California Pinot Noir
- 6 cups chopped greens such as red swiss chard
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1/2 crumbled blue cheese

Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain all but 1 tablespoon fat. Add pears, honey and vinegar; cook until wine is absorbed by pears. Stir in chard; cook and stir until just barely wilted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to plates and top with crumbled bacon and blue cheese. Makes 4 servings. Serve with the same Pinot Noir used for cooking.


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