Thursday, March 12, 2015

Caramelized Parsnips with Roasted Pecans

Caramelized Parsnips with Roasted Pecans

The wonderful sweetness of the parsnips comes out when caramelized. This simple side dish is a great accompaniment to baked chicken, pork and lamb.

3–4 tablespoons neutral oil
1 pound parsnips, peeled and sliced about ¼-inch thick
4–6 cloves garlic, sliced
¼ cup roughly chopped pecans, toasted and salted

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over moderate heat. Add and sauté parsnips for about 10–15 minutes, stirring often. Add additional 1–2 tablespoons oil and sliced garlic and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  2. Cook until parsnips are slightly blackened and cooked through. 
  3. Toss with pecans and serve immediately.

 4 servings

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