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Cauliflower with Pears, Sage and Hazelnuts

  Makes 4 servings
  Prep Time: 10 minutes
  Total Time: 20 minutes
  Ease of Preparation: Easy
  3 Tbs unsalted butter
  ½  medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets about 3/4 inch wide
  ¼  cup toasted, skinned, chopped hazelnuts (see tip)
  4 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced crosswise
  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1 large ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
  1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Add the pear slices and parsley. Gently toss to combine and warm the pears. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 140; fat 11g (sat 4.5g,mono 4.5g,poly 1g); cholesterol 20mg; calcium 16mg; carbohydrate 11g; sodium 125mg; protein 2g; fiber 3g