This dish has the advantage of cooking on the stovetop, freeing up valuable oven space for other dishes.
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In a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter until light brown and bubbly. Add the cauliflower, hazelnuts, and sage. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is browned and crisp-tender, 6 to 7 minutes more.
Remove the pan from the heat. Add the pear slices and parsley. Gently toss to combine and warm the pears. Season to taste with more salt. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Make Ahead Tips
You can prep all the ingredients several hours ahead except for the pears, which will brown if cut too far in advance.
To toast hazelnuts, spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a 350°F oven for 14 to 18 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until lightly browned. While still warm, rub them against each other in a clean dishtowel to remove the papery skins.
Smooth and crunchy; a fantastic side dish for anything from beef, to pork to turkey. Sweet and salty. Pears, sage and hazelnuts pare well with the cauliflower. Absolutely delicious and easy to pull together.
Delicious and simple!
Delicious. You might want to steam the cauliflower in the pan with the lid on for 5 min or so before adding the nuts and sage
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