Salad with Prosciutto and Caramelized Pears and Walnuts

Course : Salads
Serves: 6
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2 cups orange juice fresh
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons red onion finely chopped
1 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoons white wine
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
3/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoons butter
2 medium pears peeled, cored and cut into wedges
1 Cup walnuts halves
1/2 Cup white sugar
1/4 Cup water
1/4 pound prosciutto cut into thin strips
2 bunches romaine hearts rinsed and torn

Preparation / Directions:

1.In a medium saucepan, heat orange juice over medium-high heat, whisking often, until it is reduced by 1/4. 2.Add to a blender, along with the vinegar, onion, sugar, wine, salt and pepper, and process until smooth. Then, while blending on a low speed, remove cap and slowly drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify (thicken) the dressing. Chill until ready to use. 3.Melt butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Saute pears and nuts in butter for 3 minutes. Add sugar and water and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown and caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. 4.In a large bowl, combine prosciutto, lettuce and the pear and walnut mixture. Add vinaigrette and toss to coat. Serve on a large Italian platter. Enjoy!

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