After going on hiatus for the unlucky thirteenth installment, this month’s Forever Nigella #14 is back and hosted by Lucy at Vanilla Frost Cakes, with the challenge of preparing any Nigella Lawson recipe that is reminiscent of springtime. For me, spring means fresh fruit and fresh salads. Since I couldn’t shake the thought of fresh pears this weekend, I made Nigella’s marsala-honey pears with bleu cheese.
Actually, Nigella’s version is made with Gorgonzola and whole walnut halves and seems to be served as a dessert platter. I ate it more like a salad, incorporating bleu cheese crumbles and chopped walnuts instead. I also used red pears instead of the traditional green. This salad was pretty tasty. The softened, honey-slicked pears paired nicely against the crunch of the walnuts and the creamy tartness of the bleu cheese. After I took the photos, I tossed in some herbed salad greens as well, which became tender from the syrupy Marsala sauce.
Forever Nigella is organized by Sarah at Maison Cupcake. You can still post for April’s Forever Nigella until the 28th. See the (very few) rules for participating at this month’s announcement post here.