This delicious and seasonal pear salad with bacon and sherry vinaigrette comes courtesy of chef Todd English.
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, toss halved pears with butter, sugar, and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer pears to a baking sheet, cut-side up, and roast until tender and well browned, 20 to 25 minutes; set aside to cool.
In a medium bowl, combine shallot, bacon, and vinegar. Slowly whisk in olive oil and 2 tablespoons of bacon fat. Season with salt and pepper. Using a box grater, grate the Asian pear on the small holes into the vinaigrette; stir to combine. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine greens. Drizzle with enough vinaigrette to coat; toss to combine. Transfer to a large platter, and top with roasted pears. Spoon remaining vinaigrette over pears, and top with shaved cheese; serve immediately.