Roquefort cheese or blue cheese is not my favorite cheese , in fact I don’t even like it but my hubby loves it . This is his favorite appetizer , poached pears with Roquefort cheese . The recipe usually calls for walnut & I’ve came across another recipe from the cookbook MasterChef (France) using almond . A recipe from Baïa , one of the contestant of the first season MasterChef France . Believe it or not, I’ve tried it, just a little for my blog . I find that the crème fraiche added has made the Roquefort cheese less pungent & more creamier to the taste . The fresh chives & almonds gave a more refine taste to the whole combinations . Great with some salad , edible flowers . But I’m still not keen of this cheese yet but I’m curious of how this cheese taste like as a dessert . I’ve come across a dessert using Roquefort cheese & my hubby is VERY looking forward to try it ! LOL Well, I guess I have to give it a try myself . Never tried ,never know!
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Poached Pear with Roquefort Cheese, Chives & Almond
Recipe inspired from Baïa of MasterChef France(2010)
Ingredients serve 4
4 Conference pears
200g Roquefort cheese (blue cheese)
100g crème fraiche
50g chopped almond
Handful of chopped chives
1) Peel, cut it in half lengthwise & use a melon baler to core ( remove seeds) .
2) Poached pears in salted boiling water for 2 minute & remove from boiling water . Sprinkle with some lemon juice.
3) Mix Roquefort cheese & crème fraiche till smooth. Add in chopped almonds & chives. Stir well & spoon the cheese mixture on pears. Topped with some chopped almonds. Serve with salads.
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