|Honey Roasted Parsnips|
TV presenter Cecilia Malan from Brazil’s news programme Jornal Hoje had never seen or heard of parsnips before, and had to look up the word in Portuguese!
I was surprised as parsnips are so popular in the UK – a great accompaniment to the British Sunday Roast.
I explained that parsnips are vegetables that grow underground; they are at their very best this time of year as they are sweeter after the first frost. I wouldn’t have a Christmas dinner without them.
For this recipe, I further sweetened the parsnips by drizzling over honey before roasting, and Cecilia absolutely loved them.
5 parsnips, peeled and quartered lengthways
1 tbsp runny honey
Glug of olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper
Heat the oven to 180 C.
Place the parsnips in an oven-proof dish. Drizzle with olive oil, runny honey and salt and pepper; mix well so all the pieces are covered.
Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until crisp, turning occasionally.