Christmas Trimming Salad

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Christmas Trimming Salad
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  Make a delicious seasonal salad.

  • 100g Soft brown sugar
  • 250ml Cider vinegar
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • a pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1 Dried chilli
  • 1/2 Peel of lemon
  • 1-2 Pears, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 40 Prunes, stones removed
  • 40 Thin slices of pancetta
  • Preference Salad
  • Preference Mixed leaves
  • Preference Extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 Pomegranate seeds
  • Step 1 Place all of the picked pear ingredients into a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Step 2 Stir continuously until the sugar has fully dissolved and cook for a few moments.
  • Step 3 Place the pears in a heatproof bowl and pour over the vinegar mixture.
  • Step 4 Leave to cool and then refrigerate overnight.
  • Step 5 Drain the pears and save the remaining liquid.
  • Step 6 Add the leftover mixture to a saucepan and allow to simmer. Set aside and cool.
  • Step 7 Preheat your oven to 200ºC. Stuff each prune with a piece of pear and then wrap with a piece of pancetta.
  • Step 8 Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes until bacon is cooked. Leave to cool.
  • Step 9 In a bowl add the salad leaves, separately mix together a few spoons of oil, some of the pear cooking liquor and salt and pepper, taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Step 10 Dress the salad leaves with the dressing and transfer to a plate, add 4-5 of the prunes, sprinkle with some pomegranate seeds and serve.
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