Parmigiano Regianno With Fruit and Aged Balsamic

“From Rick Tramonto's "Osteria". Use the best quality ingredients you can afford. *Please* don't use that pre-grated cheese stuff. No, no!”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Note: if you wish, line the salad plates with mixed greens.
  2. Cut the apple and pear into thin matchsticks.
  3. Place the fruit in a bowl and add the olive oil and lemon juice. Toss to coat.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Divide the fruit mixture onto 4 salad plates.
  6. Break the cheese into about 8-12 equal chunks.
  7. For each salad plate, place 2-3 chunks of the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
  8. Garnish with the fresh basil.
  9. Drizzle the vinegar around the cheese, then sprinkle salad lightly with cracked black pepper.
  10. Serve at room temperature.

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