After eating this salad, I wondered why I had never grilled pears before now. The sweet pears, crispy prosciutto, tangy goat cheese and toasted pecans, make for the perfect salad bite.
Pears are usually sold under-ripe, which is great for this recipe. If you try and grill ripe pears they will flop and fall apart. Anjous pears that are still firm are the perfect type for grilling, but not all supermarkets carry all varieties so any firm pear that you can find is perfect.
When I was making the dressing for this salad, it occurred to me that it would be perfect to brush onto the pears before grilling, and let me tell you, when that balsamic vinegar caramelizes with the pears, it's perfection.