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Zippylip
09-30-2011, 08:17 AM
My wife made a stuffed pork loin last week which required about 6 ounces of blue cheese, so she bought a giant (24oz) Samís Club tub of it. Iíve since been trying to work it into everything. Picked up a couple of red pears, peeled, cut in half, scooped out the center then stuffed with cheese & walnuts, wrapped in bacon & grilled indirect with some cherry. We ate two for lunch then used the leftovers for a pizza topping:

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For the pizza, chill the pears first for easier slicing:

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While cooking the pears I also made a few thighs for lunches this week & ended up shredding two for a hot wing pie. The thighs are simply rubbed with olive oil, salt & pepper then grilled indirect, shredded & tossed with hot sauce & onto the pie with the mozzarella & blue cheese:

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Have a great weekend all, Marc

Smoked
09-30-2011, 08:24 AM
I'll have some of each please...:clap2:

Frank's Red Hot...I put that %@$! on everything...:thumb:

deguerre
09-30-2011, 08:33 AM
Whoa! That's some good eats.:thumb:

Wrench_H
09-30-2011, 08:41 AM
Those look great. You should enter them in the pizza throwdown, http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116708

jsperk
09-30-2011, 08:58 AM
Great looking spread. Never thought of stuffed pears. Your pizza's always look great. Everything always looks great.

TexasAggie97
09-30-2011, 09:09 AM
Everything looks great, especially the pies.

ianjoe
09-30-2011, 11:34 AM
Everything looks spot on. Probably have to try making those pears someday. Think it would work with feta, or a less stinky cheese?

Redhot
09-30-2011, 12:58 PM
Very original ingredients, nice looking pies...I would so love to try the hot wing/mozzarella/blue cheese one! And you really should enter the pizza TD!

Phubar
10-01-2011, 08:03 AM
Lovely looking Phoods Zippy!

Mister Bob
10-01-2011, 08:20 AM
Yum!

Dragonfly
10-01-2011, 08:57 AM
It all looks great! The pears are a FINE idea, bet they were tasty......

Zippylip
10-01-2011, 10:36 AM
It all looks great! The pears are a FINE idea, bet they were tasty......

Dragonfly, they were indeed, a little change from the norm. They're nice & sweet & work great with the salty blue cheese & bacon. The nuts add a nice crunch, & on the pizza the pears act to replace the moisture lost as a result of not putting a sauce on, so it has the right balance in that respect with all the flavor too - odd looking but good